Indian multinational conglomerate Mahindra Group chairman Anand Mahindra lauded Chennai Super Kings (CSK) talisman MS Dhoni’s finishing skills. Even at the age of 40, Dhoni still holds the charisma of turning the game with his acumen presence on the field.
The former Indian and CSK captain’s fans once again witnessed Dhoni’s greatest finish in the game as CSK defeated arch-rivals Mumbai Indians by three wickets in a thrilling encounter at the Dr DY Patil Sports Academy in Navi Mumbai.
While chasing 156 runs in the second innings, CSK needed 17 runs in the final over. MI pacer Jaydev Unadkat trapped Dwaine Pretorious before the wickets on the first ball to give his team hope of opening their account in the IPL 2022 points table.
But after Dwayne Bravo brought CSK talisman Dhoni on the strike, the 40-year-old nullified the Mumbai Indians’ plans with his insurmountable experience on the field.
MI vs CSK: MS Dhoni finishes off in style
Dhoni capitalised on the erred length of Unadkat, trying to go full and wide but the ball came in the slot of the former CSK skipper and was punished for a straight six. Dhoni pulled the next ball, a short one, towards the square leg boundary for a four and plundered a couple of runs on the penultimate delivery to stay on strike for the final ball where CSK needed four runs to win.
The CSK gloveman shuffled across the stumps and whipped it past the short fine leg to script another finishing chapter of his storied playing career.
MI vs CSK: Awesome finish by MS Dhoni: Anand Mahindra
Many fans went berserk on social media to express delight and amazement at Dhoni’s whirlwind innings. Anand Mahindra was one of those fans who commented on the former CSK captain’s match-winning knock.
“Well, all I can say is that I’m glad we have the letters MAHI in Mahi-ndra! 💪🏽😃 #MSDhoni Awesome finish,” Anand Mahindra wrote on his official Twitter handle on Thursday night.
CSK’s thrilling win also keeps them afloat in the IPL 2022 with the hopes of finishing in the top four teams.