Former India captain MS Dhoni showed his class when it mattered the most. Mahi as he is fondly known as chipped in with a quick-fire cameo to seal CSK’s place in the record-breaking ninth IPL final. The Chennai Super Kings’s (CSK) captain rolled back the years and scored a 6-ball 18, which got the better of Sakshi Dhoni. She was visibly overwhelmed by her husband’s return to form. Sakshi could not control her tears and was seen getting very emotional as Dhoni earned brilliant victory for the team.
Dhoni has been struggling with his batting form since last season. The former Indian skipper has been at the centre of social media debate on whether Dhoni should bat higher, especially with Ravindra Jadeja and Dwayne Bravo in line up.
His strike rate especially has been the biggest issue. In the league stage of IPL 2021, Dhoni has managed just strike rate of 100 which by any standard is below-par.
But against Delhi Capitals, Dhoni proved everyone wrong by striking the ball big when CSK needed the most & ended up scoring match-winning 18 of just 6 balls.
The CSK captain’s wife Sakshi, especially was elated with the six by her husband and was seen jumping with joy and with tears in her eyes – check out.
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CSK has made it to the IPL finals for record 9th time. Now they will await for their final opponent which can be Delhi Capitals again provide they win 2nd Qualifiers vs winner of Eliminator i.e match between Royal Challengers Bangalore vs Kolkata Knight Riders today evening.
Chennai Super Kings 173 for 6 (Gaikwad 70, Uthappa 63*, T Curran 3-29) beat Delhi Capitals 172 for 5 (Shaw 60, Pant 51*, Hazlewood 2-29) by four wickets