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There have been so many players who have kept wickets for their teams but there are only a few who are still remembered. India’s Mahendra Singh Dhoni is one such rare wicketkeeper who is remembered for his unique style of wicketkeeping. Dhoni was one of the world’s most successful wicketkeepers but what made him stand apart from others were his lightning-fast hands and his equally sharp brain. Dhoni used to convert half chances by doing something out-of-the-box and his flick of hands to affect a runout was one example of the same. 

This way of running out batters became a trend from thereon and many young wicketkeepers have tried emulating the same. While some got success, some could not. However, a recent video from the Nepal T20 league has drawn significant attention with one of the wicketkeepers in the league nailing Dhoni’s style of runout twice in the same match. The young gloveman shows a great presence of mind and athleticism to find two batters short of their crease. 

While in the first instance, the wicketkeeper leaps a long way to his right before deflecting the ball onto the stumps, he nails a no-look throw in the second instance. The broadcasters of the league shared the video of both runouts with the caption, “Making @msdhoni proud!😍 Crazy run-out in Nepal T20.”

Notably, the clip is believed to be from a match between Biratnagar Super Kings and Janakpur Royals. Meanwhile, the young wicketkeeper involved in the two runouts is Arjun Saud. But unfortunately for the young lad, his team lost the match despite these two heroic efforts. Royals’ Chadwick Walton played a match-winning knock of 69* (55) as he helped his team chase 141 with ease. Meanwhile, Biratnagar Super Kings have lost both their matches so far in the tournament.