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  • On verge on historic series victory. Let's spread the field- Capetown 2011

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  • Forgetting the new ball exists -Durban 2014

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    "Greatest" MS Dhoni captaincy moment

    Since we have a tribute thread, let's have one dedicated to his insane captaincy. For better or worse, what was Dhoni's most insane captaincy moments, regardless of whether they worked or not?
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    In Tests...the pinnacle has to be Ishant's bouncers at Lords hasn't it? How many visiting captains can say they made a move that won them a test at Lords?

    I also liked him standing back to Jadeja's bowling. And giving himself a bowl now and then too - almost got KP in his first over IIRC?

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    When he resigned.

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    Ooh ooh I remember in England once; Ishant was having a great spell before the end of the session, getting some reverse, England were shaky...a wicket or two more, and India would be in the driving seat.

    Who takes the ball after tea? Suresh Raina.

    Brilliant.


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    Quote Originally Posted by zorax View Post
    Ooh ooh I remember in England once; Ishant was having a great spell before the end of the session, getting some reverse, England were shaky...a wicket or two more, and India would be in the driving seat.

    Who takes the ball after tea? Suresh Raina.

    Brilliant.
    Oh ****. Yeah... the Lord's test. Forgot that.

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    Quote Originally Posted by sledger View Post
    When he resigned.
    It's in the options tbf

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    What was the relatively easy chase in WI where he bailed completely again? It was just before the England 2011 tour.
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    The English crowds have seen him at his absolute worst no doubt

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    Ishant is somebody who was a Dhoni man out and out, kept picking him despite warranting a dropping at several points over his long test career. India was absolutely abysmal away for the last 3 years during which Dhoni's tactical acumen kept getting deservedly and relentlessly ripped into. The Lords pitch was one of the greenest ever in the last couple of decades where common sense demanded that the bowlers pitched it up to take advantage of the conditions. Broad and Anderson were criticized heavily for bowling too short. England are 4-173 chasing 312 with a 101 run stand looking extremely threatening.

    So Dhoni uses his 130 kph loyal enforcer with a bowling average nudging 40 to bowl short and as it was Ishant, by implication, short and wide. Ishant bowls eight overs and concedes five runs an over by virtue of the short balls. He also takes 5 wickets and ends with match figures of 7-74. India are 1-0 after two tests are the favourites with the bookies to win the series which would seem ridiculous to anyone pre-series. It felt like a new empire was on the horizon. It was madness, it was magic.

    ..and then it all came tumbling down.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Spark View Post
    What was the relatively easy chase in WI where he bailed completely again? It was just before the England 2011 tour.
    150 to win at tea with 8-9 wickets in hand and he didn't even have a go at it. They just played it out and shook hands like half an hour before play was scheduled to end. Dire.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Spark View Post
    What was the relatively easy chase in WI where he bailed completely again? It was just before the England 2011 tour.
    Needed 90 in 18 overs with 8 wickets remaining IIRC.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Spark View Post
    What was the relatively easy chase in WI where he bailed completely again? It was just before the England 2011 tour.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Daemon View Post
    150 to win at tea with 8-9 wickets in hand and he didn't even have a go at it. They just played it out and shook hands like half an hour before play was scheduled to end. Dire.
    I'm no Dhoni apologist but the series was won - and an away series at that. Seems fairly pragmatic and similar to Smith yesterday

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    When he brought himself on to bowl and nicked off KP.
    The sort of general malaise that only the genius possess and the insane lament.

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    What made it hilarious was that it was reversed on review.

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