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WTC final: BJ Watling in his last game breaks MS Dhoni's THIS massive record, keeping with a dislocated finger

BJ Watling dislocated his finger when he tried to dislodge the bails, instead got his finger sandwiched between the wicket and the ball.

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WTC final: BJ Watling in his last game breaks MS Dhoni's THIS massive record, keeping with a dislocated finger
BJ Watling had dislocated his finger after the lunch on reserve day of the WTC final | Photo: BLACKCAPS
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New Zealand wicket-keeper batsman BJ Watling, who will bid adieu to the international cricket after the World Test Championship (WTC) final against New Zealand has broken a huge record of former India skipper and wicket-keeper Mahendra Singh Dhoni. He did this, while he continued to stay on the field despite dislocating his finger.

Watling, after taking the catch to dismiss Ravindra Jadeja off the left-arm pacer, Neil Wagner, took his tally of catches to 257 as a keeper in Test matches and surpassed Dhoni's record of 256 catches. Watling had dislocated his finger when he tried to dislodge the bails, instead got his finger sandwiched between the wicket and the ball.

Earlier, on the day, Indian skipper Virat Kohli congratulated BJ Watling before the start of the play on the reserve day of the WTC final, in an excellent display of sportsman spirit.

Watling, who made his debut for New Zealand in 2009 has been regarded as one of the best wicket-keepers in the world currently especially in the longest format of the game and has floated under the radar mirroring the New Zealand cricket team. He has always scored crucial runs with the bat and saved many Test matches for his side and is just fabulous with his glovework behind the stumps.

Watling hangs his boot after playing 75 Tests, 28 ODIs and 5 T20Is for New Zealand in a 12-year long career.

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