Mahendra Singh Dhoni the name is enough to recognize. This Indian cricketer is dominating with his skill and full expertise over the decades on the international pitch and even on the IPL ground. Dhoni is well known because he can underpass any tough situation on the pitch with his expert leadership.
However, this season of IPL might be his last season as a player. So, thousands of his fans try to present at the stadium and cheer their ‘Thala.’ In the last match against Delhi Capitals, MSD showed his big hits, and the crowd got crazy for him.
MS Dhoni in this IPL:
Mahendra Singh Dhoni has played 245 matches in his IPL career and scored 5074 runs, with an average of 39.33. He has also slammed 24 half-centuries, with his highest IPL score being 84* runs. MS Dhoni has hit 349 fours and 239 sixes in his IPL career. If we look at his overall IPL career, Dhoni has an average strike rate of 136.07.
In the IPL Auction 2023, the Chennai franchise acquired the services of MS Dhoni for Rs 12.00 Cr. The Current season, he has played 11 matches. In these 11 matches, Dhoni faced eight innings, and 6 were not-out innings for him. Till now, Dhoni has made 96 runs with an average of forty-eight and a strike rate of 204.26. His highest run in this IPL 2023 is 32 (Not out) till now.
If we look at his stumping and keeping skills, MSD has made 41 stumpings and a total of 141 brilliant catches he has taken. He has already taken six catches from behind the stumps this season and made two stump outs. In this IPL 2023, he has smashed three boundaries and ten over boundaries.
CSK vs DC on 10th May Highlights:
MS Dhoni and Ravindra Jadeja’s 19th over onslaught took Chennai Super Kings’ total to 167/8 against Delhi Capitals in an IPL 2023 clash at the MA Chidambaram Stadium on Wednesday. Earlier, CSK’s talismanic captain MS Dhoni showed his hitting prowess, hammering 2 big sixes to boost CSKs’ score to 167 for eight in 20 overs against Delhi Capitals in an Indian Premier League match here on Wednesday. Dhoni (20, 9 balls, 1×4, 2×6) smacked Khaleel Ahmed for a couple of maximums in the penultimate over to push the score on an evening when run-making was not easy.
The pitch was slow because CSK had their troubles early on, and DC seemed to have suffered the same fate. Except that, unlike CSK, DC never recovered and ended up losing the match by twenty-seven runs. They lost Phil Salt early and David Warner, while Mitchell Marsh fell after a complication with batter Manish Pandey. Manish and the dangerous Rossouw tried building something, but they finished putting together a sluggish partnership that shot up the required rate for Delhi. Pandey eventually fell for twenty-seven off twenty-nine balls, while Rossouw fell after scoring thirty-five off thirty-seven. Their collaboration took up 59 balls and scored only as many runs as they could.
Delhi ended up being limited to a score of 140/8 and remained rooted to the bottom of the league table. Earlier, Chennai was hobbling at 77/4 in 11 overs on a pitch that seemed increasingly sluggish as the innings wore on. Skipper Dhoni smashed 20 runs in 9 balls in a 38-run stand with Ravindra Jadeja. It came in just 18 balls for the 7th wicket. Before that, Shivam Dube scored twenty-five runs in twelve balls after Axar Patel, Kuldeep Yadav, and Lalit Yadav spun a web around the Chennai top order. Mitchell Marsh bowled a stunning final over, giving away just 7 runs and taking 2 wickets to end with figures of 3/18.
Dhoni vs Khaleel:
At the 19th over, Dhoni was on strike, and Khaleel was back to bowl the penultimate over. Dhoni was looking to be in a bit of discomfort while running. It was not a good sign. Anyway, a great yorker by the bowler for one more. Then Dhoni smashed a huge six, and spectators burst into shouting. Mahi stayed put and hit a flat-six. Again, we could see a thick inside edge for Dhoni, and it was over the top and went behind for four more. He took two and finished the over with a six.
It was a true pleasure for the Dhoni fans to witness him playing on the pitch and hitting boundaries and over boundaries. It was a treat to the Chennai supporters on the CSK vs DC matchday at Chepauk.