Dhoni got the fastest stumper against spinners says Hussey

Vastavam web: Heaping praise on skipper Mahendra Singh Dhoni, Chennai Super Kings (CSK) 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 yesterday.

Dhoni had effected quick-silver stumping, taking the bails off in a flash, to send back top South Africa batsman A B 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.Dhoni made 31 not out off 23 balls and in the company of seasoned West Indian all rounder Dwayne Bravo pulled CSK across the finish line from a tricky 80 for four in the 13thover and has been in superb form with the bat too in this Indian Premier League (IPL) season.

Hussey was effusive in his praise for the former India skipper with the bat too.”He’s such an important player for the team. He’s a fantastic keeper, has been in unbelievably good form with the bat, probably the best I’ve seen him play for quite a few years,” he said.And he’s been doing a fantastic job for us though those middle overs,” he said.”He (Jadeja) bowled beautifully today. The skipper has been showing nice faith in him and that’s been important, giving him the confidence. It’s nice for him to get the rewards today,”Hussey added.