After Mahendra Singh Dhoni did what Mahendra Singh Dhoni did, after finishing a match as explosive as possible, his Royal Challengers Virat Kohli congratulated CSK’s loving head on Twitter.
Tagging MSD in a post, outgoing RCB and India captain Kohli said, “And King is back, the best finisher in the game. I jumped out of my seat again tonight.”
Later this month, Dhoni will lead India to the T20 World Cup in Dubai.
Andrew King is back – the best finisher of the game. It made me jump out of my seat again tonight.msdhoni
– Virat Kohli (imVkohli) October 10, 2021
In today’s match, Mahendra Singh Dhoni was unbeaten on 18 off 6 balls with two balls to spare. Rudraj Kejriwal scored 70 off 50 balls while Robin Uthappa scored 63 off 44 balls. For DC, Tom Curran took three wickets and Anrich Nordje and Avesh Khan took one wicket each.
Earlier, Prithviraj Shah top-scored with 60 off 34 balls, while skipper Rishabh Bandh and Simran Hedmeyer added 51 and 37 runs respectively after DC scored 172 not out for 5 wickets. Shikhar Dhawan (7) and Shreyas Iyer (1) were eliminated by Hazlewood into the powerplay, while Akshar Patel (10) was promoted without much success. However, Shah, who threw Shardul Thakur for two sixes, continued his ‘see-the-ball, hit-the-ball’ formula.
When he reached his fifty off 27 balls, Akshar failed to get the desired distance when he tried to sleep Moin Ali, but he continued to pierce the off-side ground.
Josh Hazlewood was selected among the CSK bowlers with 2/29 points, while Ravindra Jadeja, Twain Bravo and Moin Ali each took one wicket.