MS Dhoni six: The captain of Chennai Super Kings promoted himself to No. 4 in the batting order at the Wankhede Stadium tonight.
During the 15th match of the ongoing 14th season of the Indian Premier League between Kolkata Knight Riders and Chennai Super Kings in Mumbai, Chennai Super Kings captain Mahendra Singh Dhoni played a fascinating cameo after promoting himself to No. 4 in the batting order.
Dhoni, who hadn’t hit a boundary off Kolkata Knight Riders all-rounder Sunil Narine until tonight, scored his first boundary on a free-hit after Narine erred with his front foot in the 17th over.
On the penultimate delivery of the following over, Dhoni scored a similar boundary off Prasidh Krishna for his second four. With both his fours not coming in a convincing manner, Dhoni eventually found his timing after he pulled Krishna for a flat six. In what was a short delivery on Dhoni’s body, the right-hand batsman was quick enough to dispatch it for a six.
It was on the last delivery of the penultimate over when Dhoni hit an Andre Russell delivery straight to Knight Riders captain Eoin Morgan at cover. While Dhoni’s fans would’ve wanted for him to score more boundaries, it wasn’t to be as the former Indian captain departed after scoring 17 (8).
After Knight Riders captain Eoin Morgan won the toss and invited Super Kings in to bat, the Dhoni-led team posted a formidable 220/3 in 20 overs on the back of a 115-run opening partnership between Faf du Plessis (95*) and Ruturaj Gaikwad (64).
MS Dhoni six against Prasidh Krishna
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How Twitterati reacted:
CSK – 😱
You only need a few world class players IN FORM in T20 cricket to get your team over the line…
— Kevin Pietersen🦏 (@KP24) April 21, 2021
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