Dubai: Chennai Super Kings (CSK) captain Mahendra Singh Dhoni (MS Dhoni) proved himself to be the biggest match winner in the world by reminding him of his old days in the first qualifier match of IPL 2021 against Delhi Capitals. Chennai Super Kings needed 13 runs in the last over to make it to the final. Dhoni showed his strength and turned the match against Delhi Capitals in the last over and snatched the victory from the jaws of defeat.
Sakshi gave this reaction
Mahendra Singh Dhoni (MS Dhoni) scored an unbeaten 18 runs in 6 balls and hit one six and 3 fours. The match was in difficult condition and 13 runs were needed from 5 balls. For a moment, it seemed that the 40-year-old Dhoni would not be able to finish this match, but Dhoni showed his fierce form and hit 3 consecutive fours, in which one ball was wide and thus Mahi snatched the victory from the jaws of defeat. His wife Sakshi Dhoni’s eyes became moist as soon as Dhoni hit the winning shot.
tightly wrapped the soul in the arms
His daughter Jeeva was also present in the stadium along with Sakshi. As soon as Dhoni hit the winning shot, Sakshi filled Jeeva tightly in her arms. This celebration of Dhoni’s wife and daughter is becoming fiercely viral. CSK captain Mahendra Singh Dhoni appeared in his old style and played the role of a finisher for the team, giving a memorable victory. Dhoni scored 18 not out in 6 balls and gave the team a memorable victory with sixes and fours.
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CSK in the final for the ninth time
Captain Mahendra Singh Dhoni came in the last overs to give his team a historic victory and with this Chennai entered the IPL for the ninth time. That too when CSK was at number seven in the last IPL. MS Dhoni played only 6 balls in his innings and scored 18 runs. During this he hit 3 fours and a six. Chennai Super Kings was out at number seven in 2020, then Dhoni had said that our team will make a tremendous comeback again. Now once again Chennai Super Kings has reached the final under the leadership of MS Dhoni. This is the ninth time that Chennai Super Kings has reached the final of the IPL.
Dhoni gave this reaction after the match
Dhoni said after the match, ‘My innings was important. Delhi Capitals bowling attack is good. He took full advantage of the conditions, so we knew this match was not going to be easy for us. Due to half-centuries from opener Prithvi Shaw (60 runs) and captain Rishabh Pant (51 not out), the Delhi Capitals team scored 172 for five after being invited to bat. Regarding his innings, Dhoni said, ‘I have not played very good innings in the tournament, but I wanted to play by looking at the ball. I was batting well in the nets, but not thinking much, because if you think too much while batting, you spoil your strategy. Dhoni said on the decision to send Shardul Thakur up the batting order, ‘Shardul Thakur has batted well in the recent times, so he was sent up.’
Told how to get CSK to the final
Regarding Uthappa, Dhoni said, ‘Robin always enjoys batting above. Moeen Ali has been fantastic at number three, but we have created conditions for him that one can bat at number three as per the requirement. Dhoni said about Rituraj, ‘When I and Rituraj talk, it is very simple. I want to know what he is thinking. It’s good to see that he has improved a lot. He is someone who wants to bat for the full 20 overs. “Last season we didn’t qualify for the playoffs for the first time, but we made a great comeback this season,” he said.