It was called a game-changing moment of brilliance but New Zealand batsman Martin Guptill says his direct hit that ran out M S Dhoni in the World Cup semifinal against India was more a case of luck doing its bit for him. With that run out in the 49th over, India’s hopes ended in the tense semifinal at Old Trafford on Wednesday. The former champions went down by 18 runs against the last edition’s finalists, reports hindustantimes.com.
“I did not think the ball was actually coming to me, I tried to get there as soon as I could. Once I got hold of the ball, I thought it was actually quite straight. Lucky enough to get a direct hit from out there, lucky for us he was out of his ground,” Guptill said in a short video uploaded by the ICC on social media.