Virender Sehwag’s Dabangg compliment to MS Dhoni after Chennai Super Kings’ epic run chase
MS Dhoni’s 34-ball 70 that helped Chennai Super Kings pull off an unlikely victory against Royal Challengers Bangalore once again left Twitter in awe of his finishing prowess.cricket Updated: Apr 26, 2018 15:49 IST
MS Dhoni on Wednesday night once again proved why he is regarded as one of the best finishers the game of cricket has ever seen. (MATCH REPORT)
His 34-ball 70 helped Chennai Super Kings (CSK) pull off a thrilling five-wicket win over Royal Challengers Banglore (RCB) in a high-scoring IPL 2018 game at Bengaluru on Wednesday. (HIGHLIGHTS) (FULL SCORECARD)
Chasing a mammoth 206 against RCB, CSK had their backs to the wall when they lost their fourth wicket for 74 runs in the ninth over.
However, ‘Captain Cool’ came to the rescue once again and in the company of Ambati Rayudu, who slammed an equally impressive 82 off 53 balls, added 101 runs in the next nine overs to turn the match on its head.
CSK still required 31 runs off 13 balls after Rayudu’s departure, but Dhoni and Bravo made the chase look easy, taking their team home with two balls to spare.
As has happened on previous occasions, most notably the 2011 Cricket World Cup final, the winning six came off the Ranchi-born cricketer’s bat.
As soon as Dhoni finished the game in style, Twitter went abuzz with fans and former cricketers taking to micro blogging site to hail the former Indian captain.
Leading the tributes for Dhoni was his current Kings XI Punjab mentor Virender Sehwag who used a famous dialogue from Salman Khan’s Bollywood blockbuster Dabangg to praise the CSK skipper.
Apart from cricketers, other sportspersons and Bollywood stars also took to Twitter to hail Dhoni.
Check out some of the best reactions below.
Nothing can go wrong till @msdhoni is at the crease. Vintage stuff from captain cool!! An excellent innings from @RayuduAmbati to set things up for us. All in all a great win for @ChennaiIPL! Keep it boys! #RCBvCSK #IPL2018 pic.twitter.com/NBgyn1YI9J— Suresh Raina (@ImRaina) April 25, 2018
AB, Mandeep, Rayudu & Dhoni reached batting pinnacles tonight. Great game for batsmen.👏👏👏🙏🙏🙏#CSKvRCB— Sanjay Manjrekar (@sanjaymanjrekar) April 25, 2018
Mahi mahi ve... vintage dhoni no doubt abt that n Rayudu is playing like a dream. Rcb need some death bowlers n good all rounder who can support in batting lower down the order n get the team 3-4 overs consistently #ipl— Irfan Pathan (@IrfanPathan) April 25, 2018
Have to say @RCBTweets played really well today , but CSK was just too good in the end ! A Scintillating watch!— Ranveer Singh (@RanveerOfficial) April 25, 2018
Rayadu was amazing - we miss you at @mipaltan !
And @msdhoni .. what can one say about Dhoni...words fail me...what a champion! Bondafide Legend! #RCBvCSK