"Ball Lost": MS Dhoni Hits The Ball Out Of Park To Leave Murali Vijay Stunned
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“Ball Lost”: MS Dhoni Hits The Ball Out Of Park To Leave Murali Vijay Stunned

CSK, Mahendra Singh Dhoni, CSK, IPL 2018
Mahendra Singh Dhoni has been such a star. Photo Credit: CSK.

MS Dhoni is putting in the hard yards ahead of the IPL 2020. He wants to make it count, as always, for the Chennai Super Kings (CSK). Dhoni had begun preparing for the IPL 2020 early although it was disrupted due to the Covid-19 situation in India. After arriving in UAE for the tournament, MS Dhoni was seen practicing hard.

In what looked to be a inter-squad warm-up game, MS Dhoni dispatched one out the park, with sheer power to leave opener Murali Vijay stunned. The execution is well document by CSK and has been posted on their Twitter handle. “Ball lost?” – asks CSK team manager Russell Radhakrishnan while recording the video as a fielder goes to fetch it.

Murali Vijay
Murali Vijay played for CSK for six years. (Photo by Naveen Jora/India Today Group/Getty Images)

Vijay then asks Russell if he thinks it was all power from Dhoni, who is known for his huge sixes. “Is it power Russ, is it power,” asks Vijay. “I don’t know, you tell me,” responds Russell. “Beautiful timing, bat speed, swing it’s gifted. Can’t do much better,” says Vijay as he throws the ball back towards the bowler for the game to resume.

Dhoni will be returning to competitive cricket after 2019 World Cup. All focus will be on him as the CSK captain had announced his retirement and has gone days without playing cricket.

All the success had made him one of the most influential person on the cricketing circuit but he was not the same when he was first introduced to the national team. Besides that, MS Dhoni has also been the go-to man for his teammates whenever he was on the field.

Dhoni understood the game well. He knew the strength of the side and backs his players accordingly. He did not takes any kind of frivolous decisions and likes to maintain his calm. It is due to these qualities Dhoni came up as one of the most calm and composed character on the cricket field.