Former India and Chennai Super Kings skipper Mahendra Singh Dhoni turned back the clock as he pulled off a classic chase against arch-rivals Mumbai Indians. CSK was chasing a modest target of 155 but lost their way in the early stage of their innings. MI took early wickets and put the Yellow Army on the backfoot.
As the back and forth continued, Chennai needed 17 runs in the last over and it was MS Dhoni’s time at the crease. After being at the non-striker’s end for the first two balls, he smashed a six on the third ball which was followed by a pull shot that went straight over short fine leg. With six runs required from two balls, Dhoni took a couple and then tonked Unadkat for another boundary, capping off a great chase. The 40-year-old ended the game with 28 runs with 13 balls while hitting three fours and one six.
After the match as players were shaking hands, a video surfaced of new CSK captain Ravindra Jadeja bowing down to MS Dhoni as he pulled off an extraordinary chase to give the Yellow Army their second win of the season.
Watch the video here:
Nobody finishes cricket matches like him and yet again MS Dhoni 28* (13) shows why he is the best finisher. A four off the final ball to take @ChennaiIPL home.
— IndianPremierLeague (@IPL) April 21, 2022
Similarly, netizens also showered a lot of love and praise for the 2011 World Cup-winning captain and also reacted to Jadeja’s gesture.
Check out how the Twitterati reacted:
Just MSD things..🤩
And those two boundaries by Dwayne Pretorius off Bumrah's deliveries were an absolute delight to watch.
— Ayush Mahajan (@ayushmahajan789) April 21, 2022
Somebody: Dhoni is a King.
Me: Dhoni is the King of Kings. That's why every other King bows to him!
— Likhith kumar (@likhithkumar24) April 21, 2022
Once a finisher always a finisher the #VintageDhoni what a match indeed.
Always a nail biting match for #CSK𓃬 . Still my heart is pumping hard ❤️❤️❤️
Well played @mipaltan teams 👍
Best wishes in all upcoming matches to team @ChennaiIPL 😍👍@msdhoni u r the #Beast 🔥🔥🔥 pic.twitter.com/AeTLSnGNKh
— Sankarganesh_Lovepeace🇮🇳MNM (@SankarganeshLo1) April 21, 2022
— Patel Meet (@mn_google) April 21, 2022
— THE ROCKSTAR (@VivJonty) April 21, 2022
Feeling younger by 3-4 years (that's the last when we saw Dhoni like this). Leave the catches dropped by, an excellent match by the guys.
— rajiv kaimal🇮🇳 (@rajivkaimal) April 21, 2022
A real rajput warrior bow downs to a real king 👑
— ComeBack_guru (@Pakistansuckmyd) April 22, 2022