Following a long wait, the fans had the chance to witness the vintage MS Dhoni in the first qualifier between Chennai Super Kings (CSK) and Delhi Capitals (DC) in the Indian Premier League (IPL). The 40-year-old played a stunning knock of 18 runs off just six balls, including 3 fours and a mammoth six, as CSK booked its place in the final.
While Dhoni’s scintillating innings, sent the fans into a frenzy, Royal Challengers Bangalore skipper Virat Kohli couldn’t hold back his joy. Kohli took to Twitter to express his joy over watching his former skipper finish a game yet again. “Anddddd the king is back. The greatest finisher ever in the game. Made me jump Outta my seat once again tonight.
MS Dhoni’s heroics propels CSK into the final
MSD defied all odds as he promoted himself to bat up the order, ahead of in-form all-rounders Ravindra Jadeja and Dwayne Bravo. However, he stayed till the end while ensuring his fans a classic ‘MS Dhoni knock’ after a reasonably long time. This also marked an end to his struggling form in the ongoing edition of the cash-rich league.
With the win, MS Dhoni’s men have ensured a spot in the final match of IPL 2021. This marked the end of a losing streak of CSK against the Capitals, who had won all the league matches played between the franchises in the last two seasons. On the other hand, DC will have another chance and play the winner of the eliminator in the second qualifier on October 13.