Spirit of cricket was on full display in Dubai, when MS Dhoni helped out Prithvi Shaw with an eye issue which the latter faced during Delhi Capitals’ innings in Dubai. Shaw was struggling with his eyesight possibly due to dirt in his eye. He took Dhoni’s help first before calling for the physiotherapist Patrick Farhart on the field in the 9th over. Dhoni attended to him first before Farhart checked out the issue with Shaw’s eyes. The umpires called for a strategic time-out due to the break-in play.
In another incident, when young Yashaswi Jaiswal met Dhoni in Rajasthan Royals vs Chennai Super Kings match, the reaction by the 18-year-old was one which awestruck everyone. Jaiswal after meeting his idol, quickly greeted him with a “Namaste”.
2) One country, different colour
IPL brings the best players from around the world under one big umbrella. Once teammates become foes and then back friends. Something similar was on display in Mumbai Indians and Royal Challengers Bangalore match when three Proteas reunited. While Chris Morris and Dale Steyn represented RCB, Quinton de Kock was playing from MI.
3) AB 360 Villiers
AB de Villiers is known as the man for the big occasions and it was on display when RCB took on MI. ABD’s crucial 55 off 24 balls in 20 overs and 4 runs in super over helped RCB beat MI in the thrilling contest.
4) Meet Chris-ingh Gayle
Gayle is yet to make his debut this season. Nonetheless, he is making the most of his time off the field. In a recent picture shared on Instagram, Gayle was spotted sporting a turban. Former KXIP teammate Yuvraj Singh was quick to react and gave him a new name — Chris Singh Gayle.
5) Opponents for 42 overs. Friends forever- MI vs RCB
MI and RCB had a nail-biting clash on Monday. Bangalore won in the Super Over but once the match was over, players from both the sides stayed on-field to catch with old friends. Mumbai shared the picture on Yuzi Chahal, Zaheer Khan, Rohit Sharma, Mahela Jayawardene and Parthiv Patel in one frame and caption it “Opponent for 42 overs, friends for life”.