- IPL 2021: Sunil Gavaskar was delighted to see MS Dhoni take a look at his destructive self during the Chennai Super Kings game against Kolkata Knight Riders at Wankhede Stadium on Wednesday.
Former India captain Sunil Gavaskar was delighted to see MS Dhoni take a look at his destructive self during the Chennai Super Kings game against Kolkata Knight Riders at Wankhede Stadium on Wednesday.
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Dhoni played a cameo of 17 of eight balls, hitting two fours and a six before Eoin Morgan took a spectacular catch to shorten his exit. Gavaskar admitted that he saw something special in Dhoni’s shot and believes that the CSK captain will start shooting with the swamp as he progresses in the tournament.
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“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.
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Dhoni fell at Moeen Ali’s counter. The all-rounder from England scored 25 of 12 balls before leaving Sunil Narine’s bowling alley. With Suresh Raina and Ambati Rayudu filled, Dhoni came in to beat number 4 and opened his account with a four-pointer Narine, the first limit he hit in the spinner in any form of cricket. The CSK captain took Prasidh Krishna for four and six to signal his intention, but a great piece of field from the KKR captain on the cover took an amazing catch to send Dhoni back.
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Gavaskar thinks it was the right move, as it allowed Dhoni and CSK to gain momentum despite the fall of a wicket. “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 small cameo of a half. “he added.