Royal Challengers Bangalore (RCB) captain Virat Kohli called the ‘greatest finisher’ after helping the Chennai Super Kings (CSK) captain reach the final of the Indian Premier League (IPL) 2021 at the Dubai International Stadium on Sunday (October 10) Congrats to MS Dhoni. . CSK beat Delhi Capitals by four wickets in Qualifier 1 as Dhoni returned to form with 18 runs needed off six balls.
The India captain said that Dhoni’s innings against Delhi Capitals made him ‘jump from his seat’ in excitement. “Anddddd the King is the greatest finisher ever in the game. Forced me to jump out of my seat once again tonight. @msdhoni,” tweeted Kohli.
Anddddd the King is back the greatest finisher ever in the game. Forced me to jump out of my seat once again tonight.@M S Dhoni
— Virat Kohli (@imVkohli) 10 October 2021
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 held nerves and hit three boundaries to seal CSK’s spot in the summit clash.
Earlier, a stylish half-century from Prithvi Shaw and a late half-century from skipper Rishabh Pant helped Delhi Capitals post 172/5 against CSK. 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.
During this, CSK captain Dhoni said he played an ‘important’ innings But admitted that he was out of form in IPL 2021. “My innings was an important one. Delhi have a very good bowling attack. He took advantage of the conditions well, so we knew it was going to be tough. I haven’t done much in the tournament, so wanted to look at the ball and see what the bowler could do,” Dhoni said during the post-match presentation.