Chennai Super Kings (CSK) bowling all-rounder Dwaine Pretorius has revealed that the legendary captain MS Dhoni asked him not to play the scoop shot in the 17th over of the match against Mumbai Indians (MI), which was bowled by premier pacer Jasprit Bumrah.
Ravindra Jadeja-led Chennai Super Kings (CSK) won by 3 wickets against Rohit Sharma-led Mumbai Indians (MI) in the 33rd match of the Indian Premier League (IPL) 2022 at the Dr DY Patil Sports Academy, Mumbai, on Thursday, April 21.
During the chase, Dwaine Pretorius made a crucial 22 runs contribution off 14 balls during the latter half of the match and legendary wicketkeeper-batsman MS Dhoni once again finished off in style by smashing boundaries to Jaydev Unadkat in the last over. Notably, Dhoni scored 28 runs off 13 balls to take Chennai Super Kings past the finish line.
He’s the master at finishing off games – Dwaine Pretorius on Dhoni
The Proteas all-rounder after the match against Mumbai Indians hailed Dhoni for finishing off the game in style. He said:
“Unbelievable. He’s the master at finishing off games and he did it again tonight.”
Pretorius revealed that he planned to play scoop shot against premier Bumrah in the 17th over but Dhoni asked him to hold on and allowed him to go for the scoop shot in Bumrah’s last over. He asserted:
“[On his boundaries off Bumrah] I wanted to go for that scoop shot in the first over against Bumrah, but [Dhoni] said, ‘Wait, wait, wait’. I waited and the next over I said, ‘Now I’m going.’ And he said to go for it. I went for it.”
“We knew we need five boundaries, no dots and we could get over the line tonight. I’m working hard and just glad I could contribute to a win to the team today and hopefully we can win a few more.”
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