MS Dhoni and his daughter Ziva shared a lovely moment during the post-match presentation as Chennai Super Kings defeated Delhi Capitals by 27 runs at the M.A. Chidambaram Stadium in Chennai. As spotted on cameras, Ziva ran towards MSD from the boundary rope and warmly hugged his father as everyone around Chepauk, including the fans and players, watched both of them in awe.
CSK defeated DC by 27 runs after setting a target of 168 runs for the visitors. Shivam Dube, who scored the highest runs for CSK, and MS Dhoni's quick-fire knocks proved to be a difference between these two sides on Wednesday.
A lovely video has gone viral on social media where Dhoni's daughter Ziva rushed onto the field and hugged her father during the post-match presentation. The Netizens are blown away by the cute father-daughter duo and flooded the internet with heartfelt reactions.
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In the Chennai Super Kings and Delhi Capitals fixture earlier in the day, the captain MS Dhoni won a crucial toss and decided to bat first. His decision was proven correct by the Chennai batters as they ended up posting a formidable total of 167/8 in their allotted 20 overs.
The 41-year-old himself batted at number 8 for CSK and scored a quick-fire 20 of 9 deliveries with two massive sixes and a four. With every boundary from the bat of Dhoni, the entire Chepauk was in a celebratory mood, including his wife Sakshi and daughter Ziva.
In their bowling innings, CSK gave a quality performance from start to finish. They picked up the wickets of DC captain David Warner, Phil Salt, and Mitchell Marsh, three of the top-order overseas batters inside 4 overs. Riley Rossouw and Manish Pandey did stitch together a 59-run stand for the fourth wicket, but when both batters got out in quick succession, the Delhi line-up capitulated. They got to 140/8 in their 20 overs to hand CSK a comfortable win at the M.A. Chidambaram Stadium.