Brad Hogg
Brad Hogg. Image-Twitter

Magical MS Dhoni demonstrated once more that he is among the best finishers in the business. A one-of-a-kind Dhoni moved back the years against Mumbai Indians as he crushed 16 off the last four balls from Jaydev Unadkat. The 40-year-old wicketkeeper-batter might be in the last phase of his career, however, he makes it clear that things are not pulling back.

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The game was on a blade edge when Dhoni crushed a six over the long-off ropes and afterward flicked the following ball for a four. He followed it up with a double before completing the game with four in the fine leg area. In a nerveless presentation of power hitting, Dhoni had the DY Patil Stadium swarm on their feet.

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MS Dhoni Wants Moments Like These: Brad Hogg

MS Dhoni and Jaydev Unadkat (Image Credits: IPL)
MS Dhoni and Jaydev Unadkat (Image Credits: IPL)

Dhoni acquired monstrous applause for his finishing ability and former Australia tweaker Brad Hogg additionally took apart the former India captain’s inning. Hogg, who carried out his chinaman specialty for Rajasthan Royals and Kolkata Knight Riders in the IPL, underlined Dhoni’s determined batting approach in intense situations.

“MS Dhoni wants that particular moment. He wants it because he believes in himself. No target is too big. Whether it’s 15 runs an over or 30 runs an over, he still believes that he can get his team over the line. Also the reputation, he already knows that the bowler is thinking that he is good at this role at the back end and he can win from any situation,” Hogg said in a video shared on his YouTube channel.

MS Dhoni’s Reputation Overrides The Bowler’s Mind: Brad Hogg

MS Dhoni. Photo-IPL
MS Dhoni. Photo-IPL

The Australian further said Dhoni takes the game deep and attempts to come down on the bowler in the last over.

“His scoring rate is not that high in the 18th and the 19th over. He is just working the ball around, making sure that he’s got control of the run rate. It’s between him and the bowler in the final over and he tries to attack the bowler in the first couple of balls. Once he does that, his reputation overrides the bowler’s mind,” Hogg added.

It’s very good that MS Dhoni is still hungry: Ravindra Jadeja

Following the heart-preventing show from Dhoni, who scored an unbeaten 28 off 13 balls, Ravindra Jadeja said he had confidence in his former skipper’s finishing abilities.

MS Dhoni and Ravindra Jadeja. Photo-IPL
MS Dhoni and Ravindra Jadeja. Photo-IPL

“It’s very good that he is still hungry. His touch is still there. And looking at it, all of us remain calm, that if he is in the middle and stays till the final over, he will win the game,” said Jadeja after the game.

“We were tense but had a belief that he (Dhoni) was out there, he would finish the game and come. He has won so many games for India, that in the IPL, we knew that he would finish the game.”

CSK has been struggling this season so far, winning just 2 games out of 8 matches. Newly-appointed captain Ravindra Jadeja would be hoping for a comeback in the second phase of the league stage to maintain their chances of reaching the playoffs.

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