MS Dhoni remained unbeaten on 18 as CSK defeated Delhi Capitals to enter the final of IPL 2021.© BCCI/IPL
M S DhoniIndian Premier League (IPL) 2021 Qualifier 1 scored 18 runs off just six balls against Delhi Capitals in an old-fashioned knock to propel their side into the final of the tournament. While Dhoni’s knock took the fans into a frenzy, current India skipper Virat Kohli also couldn’t stop expressing his emotions after seeing Dhoni hitting the ball all over the field to end the match. Kohli said in his tweet that Dhoni’s knock made him jump from his seat.
Kohli tweeted, “Aurad King is the greatest finisher ever in the game. Kicked me out of my seat once again tonight. Dhoni.”
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
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 all the best for the next game. Tonight was #CSK’s. Best and keep your cool all the time #DCvsCSK
@IPL #Finisher,” she wrote in her 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
Chasing 173 for victory, CSK got off to a poor start as they lost Faf du Plessis in the very first over.
Robin Uthappa and Ruturaj Gaikwad then added 110 runs for the second wicket and chased down the target.
Dhoni then played a cameo, hitting three fours in the final over off Tom Curran to take his team home with two balls to spare.
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