Twitter Reacts After MS Dhoni's 'Strange' Knock While Batting At No.7 Against Rajasthan Royals

Twitter Reacts After MS Dhoni’s ‘Strange’ Knock While Batting At No.7 Against Rajasthan Royals

MS Dhoni, Stephen Fleming
MS Dhoni and Faf Du Plessis [Photo-Twitter]

MS Dhoni once again baffled everyone with his tactics as he strolled out to bat at No.6nin run-chase of 217 as Chennai Super Kings eventually fell short of 16 runs in their second game of the 2020 Dream11 IPL.

With CSK needing such a big target everyone was expecting to Dhoni to take centerstage after the fall of Murali Vijay’s wicket. However, just like the last game, Dhoni sent Sam Curran out to bat ahead of him.

Curran stroked a few lusty blows before he was eventually stumped off the bowling of Rahul Tewatia. Things turned even weirder when Ruturaj Gaikwad and Kedar Jadhav came out to bat ahead of MS Dhoni.

While Gaikwad was stumped on his very first delivery, Kedar Jadhav played some delightful strokes before eventually perishing. By the time Dhoni arrived on the crease, the target had already gone beyond CSK’s reach and the fact that Dhoni scored just 8 runs off his first 11 balls made matters even once.


MS Dhoni reveals the reason behind coming in to bat at No.7

MS Dhoni
MS Dhoni (Credits: IPLT20)

Even when Faf du Plessis was smoking the ball to all corners, Dhoni was content on leaving the ball outside the off-stump, as if he was batting on a fifth-day track to save the Test match for his side- or at the very maximum take singles even as the net run-rate soared past the realms of reality.

When asked about his decision to bat so low down the order, MS Dhoni said that he hasn’t babted for a very long time besides adding that the management is looking to give more opportunities to the likes of Sam Curram in the middle-order. 

It was yet another strange innings from MS Dhoni and an even stranger decision to come at No.7, considering the fact he takes a few balls initially to get himself in. With the game virtually over, Dhoni changed his bat and then proceeded to clobber three consecutive sixes- one of which ended up on the adjoining road- in the last over to baffle his fans and detractors even more.


No wonder, Twitter absolutely erupted following another strange knock by MS Dhoni

Yash Mittal

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