MS Dhoni wrote another chapter in his storied career, as the CSK skipper almost pulled off a miraculous victory for his side.
The great man scored 79 in rapid quick time, as Dhoni smashed the KXIP bowlers all around the PCA stadium. It was vintage Dhoni, as the CSK skipper pulled out all the stops in his efforts to win the match for his beloved CSK.
One handed sixes, powerful hits through extra cover and even the helicopter made their appearance, as Dhoni put on a master class in chasing targets.
Unfortunately for Dhoni, he suffered a bad back that severely constricted his movements, which ultimately proved to be too big a challenge to overcome in the match.
After the match, Dhoni spoke about his bad back and mentioned that he should be fine after a few days rest.
“I don’t know how bad my back is but it should be okay. God has given me enough power so I don’t have to rely on my back a lot. It shouldn’t be so bad. I am used to playing with the injuries. You have to be tough,” said Dhoni during the post-match presentation ceremony.
CSK will need their inspirational skipper for the next match, as they are already hit with several injuries. Suresh Raina’s availability is also in doubt, as the CSK linchpin will hope to make a full recovery from his bad calf.
Fortunately for CSK, they have a few days of rest before they play their next match, which should be more than enough time for Dhoni and Raina to rest and recuperate.