IPL 2021: Captain MS Dhoni of the Chennai Super Kings showed signs of returning to the team on Wednesday with an 8-by-17 ball against Kolkata Knight Riders at Wankhede Stadium in Mumbai.
With as many Dhoni bats as possible, it will improve in IPL 2021: Gavaskar (Kindness BCCI / PTI)
- MS Dhoni hit with 8 balls 17 for CSK in their victory over KKR
- Dhoni looked rusty at the start of the season, but found his schedule on Wednesday
- CSK are in the top of the points table IPL 2021 with 3 wins in 4 matches
Sunil Gavaskar, a great drummer, said that it is good to see MS Dhoni beating above at order no. 4 for Chennai Super Kings in defeat the Knights of the Knights of Kolkata in Mumbai on Wednesday. Gavaskar pointed out that Dhoni can only improve with this form if he continues to get playing time with the bat in the middle of the current season of the Indian Premier League.
Sunil Gavaskar, who constantly stressed the importance of MS Dhoni coming out and beating up in order, added that the Chennai Super Kings bully always lights up the mood of the fans with his shots for the men in yellow. In particular, Dhoni retired from international cricket in 2020 and has only played in the IPL ever since.
KKR vs CSK, IPL 2021: Repere
Dhoni had headed for IPL 2021 with no competitive action under his belt and looked rusty in the first few outings. After coming out for 0 in the 2nd game of the CSK season, Dhoni took 17 balls for 18 during his victory over the Punjab Kings last week.
Dhoni beat 7th in the IPL 2021, but the CSK captain decided to promote to 4th during their game against KKR. CSK got off to a good start with Ruturaj Gaikwad and Faf du Plessis adding 115 for the opening package. Dhoni initially struggled for timing, but managed to deliver Prasidh Krishna to the stands in the middle of the counter, reminding me of the vintage big hitter.
“He is (special). The whole of India loves to see him beat. He has something special. The more he beats, the better he will be as the tournament progresses. And we will probably see a lot more six and the borders come out. all the more so I saw him beating number 4 or number 5, “Gavaskar told Star Sports after CSK won 18 times over KKR.
Dhoni assessed the situation very well: Gavaskar
Dhoni hit 17 of just 8 balls, making sure CSK did not lose the momentum they gained after Moeen Ali hit 12 balls 25 after 64 by Ruturaj Gaikwad. Dhoni came out in the 19th, but Faf du Plessis (95 no) made sure CSK posted 220 on the board.
“He analyzed the situation very well. He realized that, more than Rayudu, Raina or Jadeja, it was necessary to maintain momentum. That’s what he did with the little cameo of a half. He made sure that CSK didn’t take their foot off the accelerator. “, added Gavaskar.
CSK moved to the top of the IPL 2021 scoreboard with the third consecutive victory of the season. The former champions will face Royal Challengers Bangalore on Sunday in the last match of the season at Wankhede Stadium in Mumbai.