From Nervy sighs to Teary eyes, WATCH CSK players celebrate after Ravindra Jadeja’s final ball title win heroics
IPL 2023 Final: From the brink of despair to cacophonic joy! In a matter of two balls, the emotions inside the Chennai…
IPL 2023 Final: From the brink of despair to cacophonic joy! In a matter of two balls, the emotions inside the Chennai Super Kings’ dugout changed as Ravindra Jadeja hit a six and a boundary to help CSK clinch their 5th IPL title after defeating Gujarat Titans. CSK stepped out after a 2-hour rain delay to chase a revised total of 171 in 15 overs. Gujarat TItans posted a mammoth 214/ 4 in 20 overs but the Men in Yellow held the nerves to clinch the record-equalling 5th title. Follow IPL Final 2023 Highlights with InsideSport.IN
CSK needed 13 runs off the final over with Shivam Dube and Ravindra Jadeja in the middle and Mohit Sharma delivering the pressure over. However, the veteran pacer bowled brilliant Yorkers to bring the equation down to 10 from 2 balls.
While it looked improbable for CSK, Ravindra Jadeja showed why he is considered one of the best all-rounders in the world as he hit a six and a boundary in the final two deliveries to snatch a win from GT.
The whole CSK dugout erupted in joy and ran towards Ravindra Jadeja, who took off like Imran Tahir after hitting the winning runs. From Mitchell Santner to Deepak Chahar, every player gave a warm hug to the hero of the match. But the special embrace came from captain MS Dhoni who lifted the all-rounder and gave him a bear hug.
Ambati Rayudu, who played a crucial knock in his final IPL match, termed it as a ‘fairytale finish’.
“It’s a fairytale finish. I couldn’t have asked for more. I’m fortunate to have played in really great sides. I can smile for the rest of my life. All the hard work I’ve done in the last 30 years, I’m happy I got to finish on this note. I would really like to thank my family, my father. Without them this wouldn’t have been possible”Rayudu said after the match
CSK’s hero Jadeja dedicated his side’s fifth title win to his skipper MSD.
“I’d like to dedicate this win to a special member of the CSK side, MS Dhoni. It feels amazing to win my fifth title in front of my home crowd. I’m from Gujarat, and it’s a special feeling”Ravindra Jadeja after the game
Earlier, Sai Sudharsan top-scored with 96, while Wriddhiman Saha scored a crucial half-century as Gujarat Titans posted 214/4 in 20 overs. Matheesha Pathirana was the pick of the bowlers for CSK with two wickets.
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