MS Dhoni on Thursday showed he actually has got his match-winning ability as the former Chennai Super Kings captain directed his side to a three-wicket prevail upon Mumbai Indians. Dhoni, 40, held his nerves in the last over when the Chennai outfit required 16 runs off the last four balls of Jaydev Unadkat.
The veteran wicketkeeper-batter was his typical self experiencing the same thing as he hit 2 fours and a six to pursue down the target.
Twitter detonated subsequent to seeing an MS Dhoni masterclass against Mumbai Indians, who experienced a seventh straight loss to expand their questionable record this season. The Chennai charm’s unbeaten 28 off 13 was a pleasure for Indian fans, who rushed to storm the social media with praises for Dhoni.
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Former Chennai Super Kings all-rounder Shane Watson likewise responded to the special innings, underlining Dhoni’s composed nature in tense circumstances. “In my bed, I was shouting at the TV. It was awesome,” said Watson on The Grade Cricketer podcast
“That was a special game. It went super deep as it always does with Dhoni. He’s so calm. I wouldn’t be so calm. Pretorius, who was batting with him at that time, nearly ran himself out a couple of times because he was on the edge of his seat,” he further added.
MS Dhoni Knows Jaydev Unadkat Well: Shane Watson
Dhoni currently displays a stunning 400 or more strike rate against Jaydev Unadtkat in the twentieth over. He has hit 47 runs off 11 balls against the left-arm pacer, and Watson called attention to how a one of a kind Dhoni returned to the past with his six down the ground.
“Him (MS Dhoni) knowing Unadkat as well, he (Unakdat) can get it a little bit wrong at times under pressure but he actually bowled a couple of good balls. But Dhoni was just…there was one shot, in particular, the six that he hit straight down the ground, that was proper Dhoni evolved.
“The power that he had under the ball, in his back leg, just exploded the ball dead straight. I haven’t seen it for the last couple of years,” said Watson.
It was a demonstration of the ‘finisher’ Dhoni’s batting ability as he flourished under colossal strain, demonstrating why he’s still among the best finishers in the wake of retiring from cricket in 2020.
“You don’t lose the skill and as soon as that situation of the game came in, you could see his mind just narrowly focus on just watching the ball and just loading up. Even that last ball, Unadkat executed it actually really well.
“A leg-stump yorker and Dhoni just found the gap. It just reminds you of what Dhoni’s been able to do throughout his whole career,” he added.
Chennai Super Kings are presently at the 9th spot on the points table, They will face 8th placed Punjab Kings in their next game on 25th April.