No matter the place on this planet or on what event, you do not get to see followers cheering the dismissal of their very own participant. But, that is been the case for Ravindra Jadeja and different lower-order batters on a number of events this season. His departures are sometimes wanted for the group to see MS Dhoni in motion. As Chennai Super Kings took on Kolkata Knight Riders, Dhoni acquired the chance to play the ultimate two balls of the sport after Jadeja was dismissed on the 4th supply of the twentieth over, prompting an enormous cheer from followers at Chepauk.
Not simply these sitting within the stadium, even former South Africa pacer Dale Steyn become a typical MS Dhoni fan, simply minutes earlier than Jadeja’s departure, asking for one of many wickets to fall in order that the CSK skipper can come out to bat.
Let Dhoni bat
— Dale Steyn (@DaleSteyn62) May 14, 2023
Dhoni, who has been batting on the No. 8 place for CSK this season, has solely been capable of produce cameos fairly late within the match, enjoying solely a handful of deliveries. Be it just for a supply or two, followers by no means wish to miss the chance of seeing Dhoni enjoying, most likely for the final time in his profession.
Hence, chants demanding Dhoni’s arrival intensify when the innings is nearing its conclusion and the 41-year-old is but to bat.
Against KKR, Jadeja’s departure met with the loudest of cheers because the ‘Thala’ of Chennai walked out to bat. Dhoni, nonetheless, could not do a lot in the previous few deliveries, scoring 2 runs off 3 balls, one among which was a no-ball.
As for the match, the Super Kings could not affirm their development into the playoffs, struggling a 6-wicket defeat by the hands of the Knight Riders. With their last recreation of the league stage of the season scheduled in opposition to Delhi, a win for Chennai would affirm their spot within the playoffs.
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