MS Dhoni passes hilarious statement: Chennai Super Kings gave several witty and hilarious replies during the post-match presentation.
After leading Chennai Super Kings to their ninth IPL 219 victory, captain Mahendra Singh Dhoni was aware that the his fans won’t leave the stadium before he speaks at the post-match presentation. “They [crowd] will stop eventually because they want to listen to what I say,” Dhoni was quoted as saying when fans cheered ‘Dhoni Dhoni’ after the match.
Opening up on his game-changing 22-ball 44*, Dhoni laid emphasis on watching the ball till the end. “I watch the ball and hit the ball. I think by 20th over you are almost ready and you swing at everything,” Dhoni said.
Dhoni recorded another instance of wanting to take strike despite a specialist batsman at the other end. Being asked about him frequently doing the same, Dhoni opened on the reason behind his ploy of guiding strike during the slog overs.
“It’s easier for somebody who has played 10 or 15 deliveries than somebody who has just come in to bat. It was holding on a bit, it wasn’t coming on nicely. I felt it was slightly difficult for [Ambati] Rayudu to hit. Rishabh [Pant] helped me, he didn’t take his gloves off and that helped me a bit [to sneak in the bye],” Dhoni further siad.
“170-180 was a par-plus score”
Guiding his team to a formidable total on the Chepauk surface, Dhoni considered 179/4 as a par-plus score. “We knew there won’t be much dew on the field. Once we started our innings of bowling, Bhajju Pa [Harbhajan Singh] didn’t get much turn initially. But as they [Delhi Capitals] kept losing wickets, it slowed down a bit and the spinners got more turn. I felt it was a good wicket, 170-180 was a par-plus score,” Dhoni added.
Not the best of days for us but will come back stronger from this one. Thought Raina batted really well and MS Dhoni showed his class again with bat and gloves. Kudos to the fantastic @ChennaiIPL crowd , they are unbelievable #CSKvDC
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Having picked up 21 wickets in 13 matches at an average of 14.80, an economy rate of 6.30 and a strike rate of 11.28, veteran Super Kings spinner Imran Tahir is currently the second-highest wicket-taker in the season. Other than his wicket-taking ability, what has been a pinnacle of his bowling is his passionate celebrations.
MS Dhoni passes hilarious statement on Imran Tahir’s celebrations
Being asked about the 40-year old cricketer’s marathon celebrations, Dhoni ended up giving a hilarious reply on why he and CSK opening batsman Shane Watson avoid Tahir’s celebrations. “It’s great fun to watch him [Imran Tahir] celebrate.
“We have made it very clear to him that me and [Shane] Watson are never coming to him because more often that not, when he gets a wicket, he runs to the other side. With me and Watson, it’s quite difficult since we are not 100 percent fit. So, we just say very well done and go back to our positions. The good thing is he finishes the lap quickly and comes back to bowl,” Dhoni said funnily.
After defeating Chennai Super Kings by six wickets at home, Dhoni had given a witty answer when asked about the secret to CSK’s success. Asked the same question again, Dhoni was witnessed giving another humourous reply but not making the secret public.
“It’s a bit of a demotion [CSK buying him in the auction again], I thought they will retain me. I will have to go and talk to the owners, ask if I will get retained or not. But I am not going to tell the trade secret,” Dhoni joked before concluding.
Watch the full video below:
When Imran Tahir celebrates his wicket, Watson and I wait for him to return to his position and then congratulate 😅😅 – MS Dhoni pic.twitter.com/whVQ3lOBfA
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