MS Dhoni cruelly denied run-out after brilliant piece of fielding in the IPL

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Fans of the IPL were treated to an extraordinary event in today's clash between Kings XI Punjab and Chennai Super Kings.

With Punjab batsman KL Rahul batting for his side in the 13th over, a failed paddle shot saw the ball ricochet to the leg-side.

While the Indian international quickly looked to try and steal a single, wicketkeeper MS Dhoni produced a remarkable piece of fielding to throw the ball behind him for a direct hit on the stumps.

Much to the surprise of the fans, umpires and players from both sides, however, the impact was not enough to dislodge the bails from on top of the wickets, despite the LED lights going off, signalling an impact against the stumps. 

Following his lightning-fast reactions and accurate throwing, Dhoni was no doubt left scratching his head in wonder at just how Rahul managed to escape punishment, with all those around clearly expecting the batsman to walk.

In the aftermath of his amazing fortune, however, Rahul's luck seemed to somewhat slip away, with his 55 off 47 balls - and teammate Sarfaraz Khan's impressive 67 - not being enough to save their team from a disappointing 22-run loss to the Kings. 

Chennai's bowlers were in particularly strong form, helping their side defend 160 for three, and restricting their opponents to just 138 for five at the close.

Dhoni - who also captains the Super Kings - had more reason to celebrate than most, despite the bizarre mid-game incident, after the victory saw him make his 150th IPL appearance for the franchise. 

Having joined the side in 2008, after the inception of the IPL the previous year, Dhoni has been a significant factor in the franchise's recent success, and is a firm favourite with the fans. 

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Leading his side to three IPL titles - in 2010, 2011 and 2013 - the legendary 37-year-old has also helped lead his side to a further four finals, amassing a rumoured personal wealth of almost $170 million in the process.

Widely regarded as one of the greatest wicket-keepers in world cricket, Dhoni has claimed numerous awards across his 15-year careers, including the ICC ODI Player of the Year award in 2008 and 2009 - becoming the first player to both win the award twice, as well as retain it. 

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