Remeber, M.S. Dhoni’s no-look run out where he gathered the ball and went on to make a contact between ball and stumps with a back towards his aim? Ross Taylor, who was the victim of this meet between the ball and the stumps was left stupefied by this confound effort of M.S. Dhoni.
The video of this bravura act from M.S. Dhoni became a social media buzz with Dhoni again showcasing why he is the best wicketkeepers in the cricket fraternity. We all saw his efforts from Dhoni but somewhere in the backyard of Indian cricket, there was another player who did the same act before even M.S. Dhoni did this.
Srikar Bharat, a member of Delhi Daredevils and Andhra Pradesh Ranji squad, last year, just like M.S. Dhoni affected a blindfolded dismissal emulating M.S. Dhoni.
It was Ranji Trophy season of 2015/16 when K.S. Bharat produced a virtuoso stumping act which left the Punjab team stumped with their mouth open for a while. Punjab has chosen a mere total of 67 against Andhra Pradesh, it was an easy chase for them but KS Bharath effected a stumping to give one hiccup in way of the chase
On a delivery from Hanumappa Shivraj, the Punjab opener Jiwanjot Singh decided to move out of the crease but he was deceived by the spin of the ball, wicketkeeper grabbed the ball but was not control his moment and moved away from the stumps, during the period of just milliseconds he swayed his hands backwards to affect a stunning stumping chance without even looking at site.
Jiwanjot Singh could not fathom how KS Bharat did it but he had to leave the crease as he was gone. It was KL Bharat who had the last laugh.
To take a note, his efforts came a year ago then made by Dhoni, so he should be the first person to receive the appreciation for this superlative act.
— Circle of Cricket (@circleofcricket) November 21, 2015