There are very few cricketers in this world who are as smart and cool as MS Dhoni under pressure situation. The 36-year old has time and again showed that his street-smart approach. His out of the box thinking has left everyone impressed. His game awareness and unusual has yielded brilliant results more often than not. He keeps enthralling his fans displaying his astute cricketing skills.

The same was on show on Monday when Chennai Super Kings were taking on Delhi Daredevils. During the 15th over of the innings, Dhoni did something which can be expected only from him. Avesh Khan bowled one which hit Dhoni on the pads and the ball fell just in front of him. Sensing an opportunity, the ever-ready Dhoni set off for a single. In the meantime, Avesh went to collect the ball and fancied a chance at the non-striker’s end. However, Dhoni as usual was too quick and his cause was also helped by the bowler’s wayward throw. But amidst all this, Dhoni displayed his brilliant game awareness. While running towards the danger end, Dhoni was seen covering his back with one of his hands. He did it to protect himself but luckily the throw was too far from his body.

Here is a clip showing that incident:


Coming to the game, the Super Kings beat the Daredevils by 13 runs to move to the top of the points table. Batting first, the Super Kings rode on Shane Watson and Dhoni’s fifties to post a daunting 211 for 4. Watson scored 78 off 40 while Dhoni blasted 51 off just 22.

MS Dhoni IPL 2018
Credits: BCCI

In reply, Daredevils were off to a shaky start and were reduced to 74 for 4. Rishabh Pant and Vijay Shankar then scored quick fifties to revive the chase. However, it was not enough as Delhi were restricted to 198 for 5.