After losing their IPL 2023 opener against defending champs Gujarat Titans, Chennai Super Kings made a comeback in their next game and defeated Lucknow Super Giants by 12 runs on Saturday at the Chepauk Stadium. CSK skipper MS Dhoni scored 12 runs off three balls against LSG and reached 5,000-run mark in the IPL and former cricketers and fans.
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Former cricketers and fans have been throwing heaps of praises upon former Indian skipper MS Dhoni as he became the first wicket-keeper batsman to reach the 5000-run mark in the IPL. Dhoni became the fifth Indian and seventh overall player to reach the milestone.
Former Indian opener Virender Sehwag lauded MS Dhoni and talked about his approach. Sehwag said, "If you ask MS Dhoni, he will ask what difference it makes, whether he has scored 5000, 3000 or 7000 runs, the important thing is to win the trophy, which he has done. I don't think he goes after or thinks about milestones.
"I was also like that. Who knows how many runs have been scored but it is true that these numbers are remembered later. When you retire, it is remembered that this player scored so many runs in the IPL."
The 44-year-old, who played for Delhi Capitals in the IPL, claimed that it would be difficult for any player to score 5,000 runs in the IPL while batting at the middle or lower order. Sehwag added, "MS Dhoni is a big player. He comes in the middle order or lower order and has scored 5,000 runs. No player might be able to achieve this. He's consistent and wins matches for the team."