Another match. Another nail-biting finish. Chennai Super Kings showed exactly why they were the champions last time out, and why they can be this time as well. Rajasthan Royals did nothing much wrong with the ball, having reduced CSK to 24/4 at one stage. However, their only mistake was the failure to dismiss MS Dhoni, the master of run chases, early.
The veteran Indian wicketkeeper-batsman not only stayed at the crease and scored a well timed 58 off 43. By the time he departed, CSK already near the finish line with 8 needed off the last three balls. Mitchell Santner then became a hero by dramatically hitting a towering six off the last delivery. The four-wicket win also bought upon Dhoni’s 100th CSK win as a captain.
Naturally, the Twitterati went berserk by MSD’s inspiring performances. Here is what it had to say:
Latest addition to the innovative shots in cricket. And this is based purely on yoga practice.— Prasanth Chithran (@ppcintouch) April 11, 2019
The shavaasana shot, by Ravindra Jadeja. pic.twitter.com/BzLRy5m9v9
Only 38 Players managed to play 100 matches in IPL— DHONIsm™ ❤️ (@DHONIism) April 11, 2019
And then DHONI has won 100 IPL matches as CAPTAIN ? pic.twitter.com/rJ643THcIy
One Super King to rule them all! ?— Star Sports (@StarSportsIndia) April 11, 2019
? wins for MS Dhoni as a captain in the #VIVOIPL – proving that the right way is the Mahi way!
Keep watching cricket action every day, LIVE on Star Sports! #GameBanayegaName pic.twitter.com/Rvbs6zhRIh