MS Dhoni scored an unbeaten goal for half a century in the first match of IPL 2022© BCCI/IPL
MS Dhoni turned the clock back with a superlative half century in the first match of IPL 2022, but his beloved Chennai Super Kings (CSK) went down to the Kolkata Knight Riders. The fall to the top spot means Dhoni and captain Ravindra Jadeja have to wait their turn before making a big shot, but the former India captain’s return to run a scoring performance will be a huge relief for the camp.
Dhoni looked millions of dollars during his unbeaten knockout with 50 of 38 balls and he hopes to continue the same effort for his team if he can hit. CSK are expected to get their overseas all -rounder Moeen Ali back for the match against the Lucknow Super Giants on Thursday and that could mean more stability, but Dhoni’s performance is also a big comfort factor for the defending champions.
The four -time IPL champion is at the top of batting milestones in T20 cricket. Dhoni needs 15 more runs to complete 7000 T20 runs, which include international cricket and the franchise.
He will be the 6th Indian hitter to hit the target. It will be a huge achievement for Dhoni, who has beaten himself in the lower middle tier position throughout his career. To collect a lot of runs even late to do a shot shows how consistent he has been all this time.
But more than any record, Dhoni wants to get a win for his team and get their title back on track.
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