MS Dhoni again decided to come ahead of in form Ravindra Jadeja in qualifier 1 and finally broke his shackles to play a quickfire knock that steered CSK to the finals. CSK was desperately hoping for a big show from MS Dhoni and he delivered at the right time despite everyone wanting Jadeja ahead of him.
Dhoni’s form has been a big concern this season for the CSK side scoring just 114 runs at an average of 16.28 and his age came into play a lot. However, he managed to make sure he contributed in the end and was excellent against the fast bowlers especially.
Dhoni Is Playing Pacers Quite Well In Practice – Sources
According to the source of TOI, Dhoni was confident that spinners will not be used when he comes into the crease. This meant that he could promote himself of Jadeja to have a maximum impact against the fast bowlers and so far his struggles have been against spin. He whacked Avesh Khan for a humungous six and then dominated the bowling of Tom Curran.
“Dhoni is playing pacers quite well in practice as well…His problem has been spin, more specifically wrist spin and mystery spin. But yesterday (Sunday) he knew there would be no spinners bowling at the time he went in to bat,” A source said according to TOI.
CSK Reach Ninth IPL Finals
CSK has been one of the most consistent sides in IPL and they have just missed out one season so far to have missed out on the playoffs. They have now reached their ninth finals and all have under their talisman MS Dhoni. Having finished seventh in the previous edition of IPL, they would have hoped for better performance, and this would be ideal. Ruturaj Gaikwad has grown in stature and he will be a huge prospect in the future.
The winner of Qualifier 2 between Delhi and KKR will play CSK in the finals on Friday evening.