IPL 2021: MS Dhoni scored 17 off 8 deliveries in opposition to Kolkata Knight Riders.© BCCI/IPL
After Chennai Tremendous Kings (CSK) scored 220/3, and adopted it up by dismissing 5 Kolkata Knight Riders (KKR) batsmen within the Powerplay, MS Dhoni’s crew regarded set for a cushty win. Nevertheless it was to not be so, as Andre Russell and Pat Cummins launched an impressive counter-attack to nearly seize victory for KKR. Nevertheless, with some good bowling within the dying, CSK received the match by 18 runs with 5 deliveries to spare. MS Dhoni, talking after the match, mentioned that the crew needed to keep humble, as they may not get complacent regardless of the massive complete on the scoreboard.
“It is essential to be humble and provides respect to the opposition. Each IPL crew has big-hitters. I informed them (his team-mates) we have now good runs on the board, however we have to keep humble,” Dhoni mentioned.
Talking about his techniques in opposition to Andre Russell, who smashed a 22-ball 54, he mentioned “Solely possibility was Jadeja as a result of the ball was stopping and spinning.”
Nevertheless, it was Sam Curran who finally dismissed the harmful West Indies all-rounder, with a ball down the leg facet that Russell tried to depart, however it crashed into his leg stump.
Requested if that was a deliberate dismissal, Dhoni responded within the damaging.
Whereas Faf du Plessis was CSK’s finest participant with the bat, scoring an unbeaten 95, Ruturaj Gaikwad’s return to kind after a lukewarm begin to the season will probably be an enormous constructive for MS Dhoni.
“Rutu confirmed his class within the final IPL. We at all times have to assess the place he’s mentally. He would not appear rattled and he has the fundamentals to make it massive. What would’ve helped him is the previous couple of video games final 12 months when he wasn’t profitable,” Dhoni mentioned.
Ruturaj Gaikwad scored 64 off 42 deliveries as he registered his first half-century of the season.