Watch: New Zealand players revisit MS Dhoni’s run-out in 2019 World Cup semifinal

 Watch: New Zealand players revisit MS Dhoni’s run-out in 2019 World Cup semifinal

Martin Guptill, MS Dhoni (Image Credit: Twitter)

After facing disappointment in the semifinal of the 20-20 World Cup 2022, India is gearing up for the white ball series against New Zealand. The series will start with three-match T20I series, followed by as many ODIs. Meanwhile, ahead of the series, some of the Kiwi star players have revisited MS Dhoni’s run-out in the 2019 ODI World Cup semifinal. This dismissal still haunts the fans.

It happened in the second last over of the game with the team needing a little more than 20 runs to win. Dhoni tried to sneak a second run as he wanted to face most balls. However, Martin Guptill’s throw at the strikers’ end diminished even the slightest hopes of the Men In Blue’s win if it ever existed.

This is what New Zealand players from the 2019 World Cup team said

Kane Williamson: I think I might have been at mid-off that is usually where I stand. It was clearly quite a pivotal point in the match. Unbelievable run-out from Martin Guptill for a direct hit from that distance. It clearly was a big wicket which certainly gave us a much better chance to get across the line.

Tom Latham: Where was I? I was meant to be behind the stumps but I was actually chasing after the ball and obviously, Guptill got to it before me so I was sort of hoping that there would be someone at the stump but he managed to hit the stumps so it kind of worked out.

Martin Guptill: Colin de Grandhomme was there but it had to be a direct hit and I think he [Dhoni] was something like that far short so if it had been taken he would have been safe so it had to be a direct hit. It was one hell of a game.

Tim Southee: In that fashion was pretty special for Guptill to be able to hit the stumps from so far away. Those who have played against MS [Dhoni] know that as long as he is there anything is possible. As long as he was there, India had a chance so it was a massive moment in the game and probably sort of final piece that had to go away, and to get it that way was pretty special.

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