On Wednesday, May 10, Chennai Super Kings (CSK) defeated Delhi Capitals (DC) by 27 runs to advance one step closer to the Indian Premier League (IPL) playoffs qualification. While batting first, the MS Dhoni-led team posted a difficult total of 167/8 despite having no players score more than 25 runs. Chennai was able to score 101 runs in their final ten overs thanks in large part to Dhoni, who set the bar high by coming in to bat the last ball of his innings. The Chennai captain explained his position to his team and gave his teammates directions following the game.
After Chennai lost their sixth wicket in the 17th over, Dhoni joined Ravindra Jadeja in the middle.
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The form of MS Dhoni till now:
In six innings, Dhoni has not lost, and so far, 72 of his 96 runs have come from boundaries. He only managed to score three runs while dashing between the wickets against DC, demonstrating this season that he would much rather hit big smashes than run. Dhoni said after the game that he told his team members not to make him run a lot because he is doing well ending innings with only big strokes.
“This is what my job entails; I have instructed them to refrain from making me run around a lot, and it has been effective. This is what I must do, and I’m pleased to help. During the post-game awards, MS Dhoni stated, “That is how I am also practising.
Due to a knee ailment he sustained before the IPL 2023, Dhoni showed little discomfort despite running between wickets. Additionally, he battled a little bit in goal against Delhi Capitals, but it appears to be a little flaw, and the former Indian captain is anticipated to participate in CSK’s upcoming home game against Kolkata Knight Riders on May 14.
Dhoni has not yet confirmed whether this will be his last IPL season or not. It looks like even if he wants to continue for another season or two, it might not be possible because of the physical limitations the 41 year old is facing now.
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