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WATCH: MS Dhoni almost pulls off the catch of the century

Former Indian skipper MS Dhoni has been known to do things on the field not many players can think of doing, especially in pressure situations. The 37 year old almost pulled off a wicket out of nowhere during the second ODI against Australia at the VCA Stadium on Sunday. Dhoni showed his street smartedness with a brilliant bit of anticipation to stop a sweep shot played by Australian wicketkeeper batsman Peter Handscomb in the most bizarre fashion.

The incident occurred in the 33rd over of the Australian innings bowled by Kedar Jadhav. Jadhav delivered the penultimate ball of the over on the leg stump and Handscomb went for the paddle sweep bending down on one knee. Dhoni however was quick to read the shot from the batsman and managed to shuffle a few yards across to his left by the time the shot was played. The ball took the glove and went exactly in the direction of MS Dhoni was in position to take the catch.

The 37 year old however had to react instinctively and the ball ended up popping out of his gloves in the process. It would have been a sensational catch from the veteran had he managed to latch on to it. Dhoni even had the chance to complete the catch in the second attempt but it was too much of an ask even for someone with the caliber of MS Dhoni. It was a brilliant piece of anticipation from the MS Dhoni which almost provided India with the decisive wicket of Peter Handscomb defending a par total of 251.

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