IPL 2022: MS Dhoni shows he can still finish the match when he takes over CSK over MI.© BCCI/IPL
The Chennai Super Kings (CSK) did not show their best performance in the ongoing 2022 Indian Premier League (IPL) season, and are currently in ninth place in the 2022 IPL Points Table with four points from eight matches (two wins and six losses). The franchise has also undergone many new changes with MS Dhoni handing over the captaincy to Ravindra Jadeja ahead of the ongoing campaign. Despite their poor performances, former captain Dhoni has been one of the consistent players for Chennai and has performed the role of finisher with full confidence. Against Mumbai India (MI) in Match 33, the goalkeeper’s batsman blasted 28 balls unbeaten out of 13 balls as CSK chased down a 156 -run target. Fans were left in a state of delirium when Dhoni slammed the match -winning boundary from the last ball of the match to bring CSK to victory. Speaking in a YouTube video, former Kolkata Knight Riders (KKR) star Brad Hogg praised Dhoni’s ability to finish the match and said that “no target is too big” for him.
“MS Dhoni wants that moment. He wants it because he believes in himself. No target is too big. Whether it’s 15 runs or 30 runs, he still believes he can make his team cross the line. Also Reputation, he already knows the bowler think that he is good in this role at the back and he can win in any situation ”, he said.
“His scoring rate wasn’t that high in the 18th and 19th games. He just handled the ball, making sure he controlled the running rate. It was between him and the bowler in the final and he tried to attack. The bowler in the first few balls. Once he did that, his reputation overcame the minds of bowlers ”, he added.
In Match 38 against Punjab Kings (PBKS), fans once again expected Dhoni to win the match for Chennai in the final ended but he was sidelined by Rishi Dhawan after scoring 12 runs from eight balls. CSK lost by 11 runs at Wankhede Stadium in Mumbai on Monday.
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