MS Dhoni’s six hits roof vs RCB: Chennai Super Kings captain recorded a 111m six against Royal Challengers Bangalore.
During the 39th match of the ongoing 12th season of the Indian Premier League between Royal Challengers Bangalore and Chennai Super Kings at Bengaluru, Royal Challengers Bangalore defeated Chennai Super Kings by 1 runs in a cliffhanger of a match.
Requiring 26 runs in the last over, Chennai clearly didn’t stand a chance despite captain Mahendra Singh Dhoni batting in the middle. Having said that, the 37-year old cricketer nearly proved one and all wrong after he hit as many as 24 runs off Umesh Yadav in the last over.
With the fine leg and deep square leg inside the circle, Dhoni hit the first ball on the leg-side for a boundary. Needing 22 runs off five balls, Dhoni smashed the following Yadav delivery over the roof and out of the stadium. In what seemed like a gigantic hit, replays confirmed that it traveled a 111m distance.
Having given signs of turning the match single-handedly, Dhoni scored another 14 runs in the next three deliveries. Just when it looked Dhoni would score a couple of runs on the last ball, the legendary cricketer missed the ball which was followed by Shardul Thakur getting run-out after attempting to run for a bye.
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How Twitter reacted:
— Mandeep Singh (@mandeeps12) April 21, 2019
49 off 18 ➡️ 36 off 12 ➡️ 26 off 6
— Rajasthan Royals (@rajasthanroyals) April 21, 2019
MS Dhoni’s record-breaking innings at Chinnaswamy:
7 – Sixes, his joint-most in an inns
84* – Highest IPL and T20 score
200+ – Sixes in IPL, first Indian
4000+ – Runs as captain in IPL, first#RCBvCSK
— Bharath Seervi (@SeerviBharath) April 21, 2019
— R P Singh रुद्र प्रताप सिंह (@rpsingh) April 21, 2019
Icebergs want to grow up and be Dhoni.
— Gaurav Kapur (@gauravkapur) April 21, 2019
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