MS Dhoni won the fifth IPL title with Chennai Super Kings as captain on May 29. They beat Gujarat Titans by five wickets in the final in Ahmedabad. In the process, Dhoni equaled Rohit Sharma’s feat of winning five IPL titles as captain.
Chennai Super Kings needed 171 in 15 overs as their target was revised after the mid-innings rain interruption. Earlier, GT posted a mammoth 214/4 batting first, the highest total in an IPL final. Sai Sudharsan’s 96 off 47 balls took them to that score.
MS Dhoni was dismissed for a duck in the final however, his team ended up winning the final on the back of heroics from Ravindra Jadeja. CSK needed 15 off the last over which came down to 10 off the last two balls. Jadeja hit a six and a four to win the game for his side.
After the game. while the rest of the squad was busy celebrating the IPL trophy, MS Dhoni found time to talk to the ground staff at the Narendra Modi stadium. He also clicked a few pictures with them as the moment was captured on camera.
IPL 2023 | India National Cricket Team | Chennai Super Kings (CSK) | Delhi Capitals (DC) | Gujarat Titans (GT) | Kolkata Knight Riders (KKR) | Lucknow Supergiants (LSG) | Mumbai Indians (MI) | Punjab Kings (PBKS) | Rajasthan Royals (RR) | Royal Challengers Bangalore (RCB) | SunRisers Hyderabad (SRH)
The video of Dhoni posing for pictures with the Motera ground stage went viral on social media as his fans praised him for this heart-warming gesture. The video also garnered a lot of reactions on social media.
MS Dhoni Poses For Pictures With Groundstaff At Narendra Modi Stadium
he is lke one of our family…♥️
— ˙❥˙????°???^♡…?? (@DvSuruli02) May 29, 2023
MS Dhoni scored just 104 runs in this IPL season at a strike rate of 182.46. He averaged 26.00 throughout the season and was dismissed for a duck in the final much to the surprise of the cricketing universe.
The CSK skipper also hinted at a possible comeback in IPL 2024 saying that his return will be an opportunity to say thank you to the crowds everywhere in India. He further said that he would return for the fans and ensure that he gives a return gift to his loyal fans.
I Will Come Back And Play One More Season: MS Dhoni
“Circumstantially if you see, this is the best time to announce my retirement. But the amount of love and affection I have been shown wherever I have been this year, the easy thing would be for me to say “Thank you very much”, but the tough thing for me is to work hard for another 9 months and come back and play at least 1 more season of IPL. A lot depends on the body, I have 6-7 months to decide. It will be more like a gift from my side, it’s not easy for me but that’s a gift. The way they’ve shown their love and affection, I think that’s something I need to do for them” said Dhoni in the post-match presentation.