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Chennai Super Kings performed their final league match of IPL 2023 at their house floor Chepauk on Sunday in opposition to Kolkata Knight Riders. Despite ending up on the shedding facet, it was a really particular second for all of the CSK followers because the staff, led by MS Dhoni, took a lap across the floor and thanked the gang for his or her large assist. The march additionally turned out to be a tear-jerker for a lot of followers because it hinted in direction of a potential farewell of the CSK skipper. Since the start of the season, many speculations have been made that it will likely be the final season for Dhoni as a participant.
Speaking about Dhoni after the match, former India skipper Sunil Gavaskar acknowledged that Dhoni ought to proceed as an affect participant and referred to as him a participant who comes as soon as in a century.
“KP (Kevin Pietersen) spoke about it earlier, concerning the Impact Player. As an affect participant, he can stick round and play. Players like him come as soon as in a century, not even as soon as in a technology. And due to this fact, you simply need to see increasingly of them. We are hoping this isn’t the final hurrah and that he can be round for some extra time to return,” Gavaskar instructed Star Sports.
Apart from this, Gavaskar additionally ran in direction of the CSK captain throughout the post-match lap and took his autograph on his shirt. Dhoni and Gavaskar shared a hug after the identical second.
After getting Dhoni’s autograph on his shirt, Gavaskar mentioned on-air: “Please give me a brand new pink shirt for the remaining video games”.
KKR completed at 147 for 4 in 18.3 overs with Rana main from the entrance after taking advantage of a dropped probability.
KKR’s trigger was helped to a big extent by an outstanding bowling effort earlier by spin duo of Varun Chakravarthy and Sunil Narine, who did beautifully and picked up two wickets every.
The defeat additionally places on maintain CSK’s probabilities of sealing a play-off berth as the house facet is in second spot with 15 factors.
KKR, however, moved to 12 factors with a match to play however their hopes relaxation on different outcomes.
(With AFP Inputs)
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