The cricket fraternity was in awe of MS Dhoni after the Chennai Super Kings (CSK) captain helped his side to the final of the Indian Premier League (IPL) 2021 at the Dubai International Stadium on Sunday. CSK beat Delhi Capitals by four wickets in Qualifier 1. Dhoni returned to form after scoring 18 runs in six balls.
CSK needed 24 runs in the last two overs but Avesh Khan dismissed set batsman Ruturaj Gaikwad off the very first ball. Dhoni hit a six and the match came down to 12 off the last six balls. In the final over, Tom Curran removed Moeen Ali, but Dhoni caught nerves and hit three boundaries to seal CSK’s place in the summit clash for the ninth time.
After CSK’s win, former Indian men’s cricketer, Virender Sehwag wrote on Twitter: “Om finishaya namah! Brilliant win from Chennai. Ruturaj top class, Uthappa classy and Dhoni showing how important temperament is. @ChennaiIPL’s What a great win and what a fightback to reach the finals after last season’s show.
Om Finnishya Namah!
Brilliant win for Chennai. Ruturaj Top Class, Uthappa Classy and Dhoni are showing how important temperance is. great win for @ChennaiIPL And what a fightback to reach the finals after last season’s show.
— Virender Sehwag (@virendersehwag) 10 October 2021
Former Indian bowler RP Singh tweeted, “I think @msdhoni ne bhi took this tweet pad [also read this tweet] #CSKvsDC.” Singh was referring to an old tweet regarding Robin Uthappa, which read, “In Chennai, there is always a lot of demand for gold. @ChennaiIPL In philosophy, old is always gold! Well done @robbyeuthappa.”
— rp singh rdr pratap singh (@rpsingh) 10 October 2021
Even Punjab Kings co-owner Preity Zinta lauded Dhoni for leading from the front. “Wow what a match. My heart goes out to the young DC team. Hard work boys and best wishes for the next game. Tonight was #CSK. Best and keeping your cool all the time #DCvsCSK @IPL #Finisher,” he said wrote in his tweet.
wow what a match my heart goes out to the youth #DC Team. Hard luck boys and best of luck for the next game. it was tonight #CSK. #Dhoni Finisher leading from the front, pushing his players to give their best and stay cool at all times #DCVSCSK @ IPL #finisher
— Preity Zinta (@realpreityzinta) 10 October 2021
FFormer South African and CSK cricketer, Albie Morkel tweeted: “Dhoni Dhoni Dhoni…. @ChennaiIPL.” There is nothing greater than “confidence”.
Dhoni Dhoni Dhoni… @ChennaiIPL
— albie morkel (@albiemorkel) 10 October 2021
The man again reminds everyone who is the best finisher and why! #CSKvsDC #Qualifier1 #IPL2O21 #MSDhoni,” tweeted former Indian spinner Pragyan Ojha. Earlier, Prithvi Shaw’s stylish half-century and skipper Rishabh Pant helped Delhi Capitals score 172/5 against CSK at the end of the half-century. Of.
Delhi Capitals were 80/4 in the 11th before Pant and Shimron Hetmyer shared an 83-run stand for the fifth wicket to revive the innings. In the last three overs, Delhi Capitals scored 31 runs and crossed the 170-run mark.