After the retirement of MS Dhoni from the international cricket, there isn’t any spark in the wicket keepers like him that is the benchmark he had set. The way he pushes the limits, the way he carry the intent, the way he takes the match away just standing behind the stumps, that is all known to be MS Dhoni. Even after his retirement no one could even copy like him what he does. Even the Indian Team is still in search to find the man who can replace him in terms of Wicket keeping.
In International the way MS Dhoni was till, each and everyone just compare other players with him and this is time Matthew Wade was the one. In the second T20I, he was the Australian skipper in the absence of Aaron Finch who ruled of second T20I due to injury. Matthew Wade trolled himself by stating a hilarious statement. The scenario came out in the second T20I against India where in the 9th over when India was chasing the target.
Mitchell Swepson was bowling the over and at the strikers end Shikhar Dhawan was playing. In the fifth ball of the over, Dhawan missed out a cut stance and unexpectedly missed his foot out of the crease for a second and Matthew Wade struck the ball to the stumps claiming for the wicket. The appeal was sent to the third umpire where it was easily shown how Dhawan manages properly to come into the crease without any hesitation and the decision finally approved to be not out.
At that time Matthew Wade said on the stump mic that his stumping wasn’t upto the mark like MS Dhoni. “Not Dhoni. Not quick enough like Dhoni,” said by Matthew Wade. Dhawan even smiled after listening this statement whereas the commentators also couldn’t control the laugh on this.
Wade after that stump miss – Not Dhoni ..not quick enough like Dhoni
— Detective (@cheeku4042) December 6, 2020
"Not Dhoni, not quick enough like Dhoni!" 😂
— cricket.com.au (@cricketcomau) December 6, 2020
The skipper had exceptional batting
In the absence of Aaron Finch, Matthew Wade led the team in the second T20I and became the 11th T20I captain of Australian team. Wade opened the inning with D’Arcy Short. Short wasn’t good today whereas Matthew Wade was exceptional with bat. It seems like captain led from the front and rock the pitch with phenomenal boundaries in short span. He hit three fours in the over of Deepak Chahar in the opening over of this match. Matthew Wade scored 58 runs in just 32 balls whereas he just claimed the half century within 25th ball. He gave team a good start which eventually took team to build a huge score of 194 on the board.