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Sakhi Dhoni, MS Dhoni’s wife, shared a video on her Instagram page after CSK’s terrific win over the Delhi Capitals (DC) to enter the IPL 2021 finals on Sunday (October 10). This is CSK’s 9th final appearance overall.
Ziva, Dhoni’s Daughter who we have seen numerous times in the stands, was pretty excited to see her dad MS Dhoni, and other CSK players as well.
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Chennai Super Kings only had a 27% chance of winning this game when he went out to bat. Through the course of a six-ball inning, he took that figure all the way up to 100%.
Watch the ball and hit – MS Dhoni
October 10, 2021. It is nearly 17 years since he first came into our lives. This isn’t him though. There are too many lines on his face and too much grey in his beard. There are nudges where there were once punches. Nurdles where there were once whole Flippin helicopters.
With a biff over midwicket, a slap through extra cover, an inside edge past the keeper and a whack through square leg, he was a hero again. And in the end, all anyone wanted to know was how MS Dhoni does it. How he still does it.
“Watch the ball, hit the ball,” he said. “I’ve not done a lot in the tournament. So we had to get that out of the system, saying if you’re batting well in the nets just look for the ball, what are the variations, what the bowler may look to bowl. So other than that there was nothing much in the mind because if there are too many things floating around it becomes difficult to watch the ball.”
It’s been a really long time since he came out and played like this and it had an effect on everybody.
Sunil Gavaskar was emphatic. He said, “As the captain, he wanted to be there at the finish. He wanted to do it. So that is amazing. And then, if you look at the shots that he played, you could argue that it has not been the best of seasons for him, but look, when it was needed, he’s come out and he’s delivered and he delivered in style.”