Chennai Tremendous Kings (CSK) has change into the primary workforce to qualify for the playoffs within the ongoing version of the Indian Premier League (IPL) 2021. The MS Dhoni-led CSK defeated Kane Williamson’s Sunrisers Hyderabad (SRH) by six wickets in Sharjah on Thursday.
Whereas the bowlers and the opening batsmen laid the inspiration of CSK’s win, captain Dhoni took his facet to the end line with a trademark six. It was additionally Dhoni’s fiftieth six within the final over of an IPL innings.
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Talking to the official broadcasters after the match, former England captain Kevin Pietersen reckoned that Dhoni retains doing the job time and again, and the best way the Ranchi-born completed the match in opposition to SRH would strike worry within the minds of the opposition.
“Dhoni has achieved it for therefore a few years, he retains doing it and doing it and doing it. What he has achieved now, ought to strike worry into the opposition. He has not been within the kind for 2 seasons, so if he begins doing that now right here, then, goodness, they obtained one hand on the trophy, they actually do. They’re severe out, on these circumstances they’re actually good,” stated Pietersen.
Pietersen added that the likes of Josh Hazlewood, Ravindra Jadeja, Faf du Plessis and Ruturaj Gaikwad have been performing exceptionally effectively for CSK this season, and if Dhoni can end video games off in model, then the opposition will certainly have an issue.
“They obtained the Hazlewood impact, and the Jadeja impact, and the openers have been actually good. So, if Dhoni begins coming off now, finishes video games off, then different groups have an issue. Scary proposition,” added Pietersen.
Former India captain and batting legend Sunil Gavaskar was additionally completely happy to see Dhoni ending the sport like he has achieved all through his profession.
“He (Dhoni) does it so typically. He takes it into the final over. When the supporters are biting the nail – additionally they know he’s going to do it. However that nervousness, that you simply really feel. He has achieved it so many occasions in his profession,” Gavaskar stated on Star Sports activities.