‘Young wicket-keeper’s 3 sixes made all the difference’, quips CSK skipper

‘Young wicket-keeper’s 3 sixes made all the difference’, quips CSK skipper

Chennai Super Kings scripted their first away win when they beat arch-rivals Mumbai Indians at the Wankhede Stadium on Sunday

The Chennai Super Kings (CSK) edged out their arch-rivals Mumbai Indians (MI) in a mega IPL 2024 encounter, securing a vital 20-run victory. While the CSK batting lineup displayed decent form throughout the innings, it was the late heroics of veteran wicket-keeper MS Dhoni that truly stole the show.

Dhoni, defying his 42 years, unleashed a brutal assault in the closing overs. He smashed an incredible 20 runs off a mere 4 deliveries, propelling CSK’s final score to a commanding 206/4. This late surge in firepower proved to be the turning point in the match.

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Gaikwad credits Dhoni’s blitz

CSK’s new skipper, Ruturaj Gaikwad, was quick to acknowledge Dhoni’s decisive contribution. During the post-match presentation, Gaikwad lauded the “young wicketkeeper” for his explosive batting, playfully highlighting Dhoni’s evergreen ability to turn the tide of the game. These crucial extra runs proved to be the difference, as MI fell short by 20 runs while chasing a daunting target.

While taking a playful jab at his former CSK skipper, Gaikwad said, “The young wicketkeeper scoring those three sixes helped us a lot, that proved to be the difference. We needed those 10-15 extra runs for this kind of venue.

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