Coming back into the Indian Premier League (IPL) after a two-year hiatus, Chennai Super Kings (CSK) have emerged as serious contenders to finish at the top of the points table, and their skipper Mahendra Singh Dhoni has been key to their fortunes. He currently sits at number three on the runs chart, with 360 from 10 innings at an average 90 and has been striking at 166.
Other than being a major contributor with the bat, the 36-year-old is best in the business as far as his glove work is concerned. Heaping praise on Dhoni, CSK's batting coach Mike Hussey has termed the former India Test wicket-keeper as the man having the fastest draw of as far as stumping off spinners is concerned.
"My observations are he's (Dhoni) got to be the fastest in the world against the spinners in taking the bails off. He's unbelievably quick," said the former Australia player after CSK had routed Royal Challengers Bangalore (RCB) by six wickets in an IPL match on Saturday.
Dhoni had effected quick-silver stumping, taking the bails off in a flash, to send back top South Africa batsman AB de Villiers and Murugan Ashwin of the RCB, both off Harbhajan Singh, to help CSK stop the strong visitors at 127 for 9 that was overhauled by the hosts by 12 balls to spare.
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