While the IPL has managed to create city loyalties over the last ten year, some people like MS Dhoni buck the trend!
Dhoni played one of his all-time great knocks last night, as the old dog showed that he still had a few tricks up his sleeve.
Dhoni’s superb 70 was enough for CSK to beat RCB, as Kohli’s hapless face told the whole story. With 99 to win of 42 deliveries, RCB were surely the favourites to win the match.
But no body told that to Dhoni, as the great man calmly played out the overs and targeted Siraj and Anderson to finish off the match for CSK.
It was a timely reminder to all those who doubted Dhoni’s ability to finish off matches for India, as his performances for India over the past few months have left a lot to be desired.
Part of the MS Dhoni magic is the nonchalant manner in which he goes about his everyday life. While Virat Kohli is extremely animated and fantastic for television, Dhoni’s cool and clam demeanor is a huge part of his fandom.
Take last night for example.
Dhoni just hit a six to complete a brilliant victory for CSK at the Chinnaswamy stadium. While his team mates were try their best to jump all over him, Dhoni just calmly walked around the ground, shaking hands with every player from both teams.
Dhoni was now taking far too many balls to settle himself, and then was unable to accelerate in the last few overs. This IPL has been a different story though, as regular playing time has given Dhoni the opportunity to get himself in good nick and play the match as and how he wants to.
Here is a video in which a RCB fan put on a CSK jersey when MS Dhoni walked in to bat!
— vishakha mundra (@vishakhamundra) April 25, 2018