The first game of IPL 2022 got off to a rather slow start. Kolkata Knight Riders took on Chennai Super Kings and the match was touted to be a chartbuster. However, right from the start of the match, Shreyas Iyer’s team completely dominated the game and did not allow CSK to fly away with the batting.
In a low scoring first innings, the thing that caught the attention of the fans was Robin Uthappa’s wicket. Uthappa came out to bat after Ruturaj Gaikwad was dismissed off in the first over for a duck. Uthappa started off with fluent stroke play and had quickly added 28 runs in 21 balls. However, Uthappa’s stroke play was short lived as he was soon dismissed.
Sheldon’ fantastic work behind the stumps
Varun Chakaravarthy came to bowl the 7th over and on the last ball of the over Uthappa was stumped. Varun invited Uthappa out of his crease with a short pitched ball going down the leg. Uthappa gleefully came down the track but misjudged it and Sheldon Jackson was phenomenally quick behind the stumps to clean up the bails. Even before Uthappa could turn, his bails were cleaned. All of this was done in a blink of the eye.
For his glove work, Jackson was applauded and praised by cricket lovers on Twitter. Sachin Tendulkar himself took to his cricket handle to appreciate Jackson’s work and added how it reminded him of MS Dhoni. Cricket aficionados and experts such as John and Bharath Ramraj also came up with high praise of Jackson.
That was an outstanding stumping. @ShelJackson27’s speed reminded me of @msdhoni.
Lightning fast!! ⚡️#CSKvKKR
— Sachin Tendulkar (@sachin_rt) March 26, 2022
Brilliant stumping from Sheldon Jackson, beautiful glove work. pic.twitter.com/GS18yLZyHv
— Johns. (@CricCrazyJohns) March 26, 2022
The image of that stumping would keep echoing in Sheldon Jackson’s mind forever. Sharp reflexes.
— Bharath Ramaraj (@Fancricket12) March 26, 2022
Other cricket fans could not stop comparing Jackson’s work with Dhoni’s and were overall in owe of his lightning fast reflexes.
Sheldon Jackson stump was amazing!
He reminds me of Dhoni🥺#IPL pic.twitter.com/mhgt489HYJ
— Anuj Dagar🇮🇳🇮🇳 (@TheAnujDagar) March 26, 2022
Sheldon Jackson in the news
Sheldon Jackson was last week in the news after a cricket analysis show had mistaken him as a foreign player and had counted him in the foreign player’s quota. Plenty of memes and criticism was directed towards this reckless mistake.