Last update: April 30, 2023, 5:57 PM HST
IPL 2023: Mahendra Singh Dhoni of Chennai Super Kings (IPL/BCCI)
MS Dhoni hit Sam Curran for two highs on the last two innings as fans hailed him as the GOAT
Mahendra Singh Dhoni was at his destructive best as he hit two monstrous sixes to end the innings for Chennai Super Kings (CSK) against Punjab Kings (PBKS) in Indian Premier League (IPL) Game number 41 at the MA Chidambaram Stadium in Chennai. on Sunday.
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MS Dhoni hit Sam Curran for two highs on the last two over balls and, in turn, innings.
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Sam Curran threw a slower short ball to the outside, which Dhoni likely dealt with as it had plenty of width for him. Dhoni slapped him over the back stitch for a six.
On the next ball, Curran threw a full throw to the stumps as Dhoni swung hard and laid the ball over midwicket for six more.
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Dhoni finished with 13 carries from just four balls with an incredible strike rate of 325.00.
Fans raved about their Thala:
The whole crowd waited 2 hours in the heat of Chepauk to see this man and MS Dhoni did not disappoint. Faced only 4 balls and broke 2 sixes on the last two balls – The GOAT! pic.twitter.com/6tdIOI3cM1
— Mufaddal Vohra (@mufaddal_vohra) April 30, 2023
It was however Devon Conway who continued his sensational run with an unbeaten 92 as CSK Kings posted a tough 200/4 against PBKS. Choosing to bat, Conway broke 16 fours and a six on his 52-ball hit, while Ruturaj Gaikwad (37) and Shivam Dube (28) made useful contributions before MS Dhoni (13 not out) slammed two six on the last two balls of the innings to bring CSK to the psychological bar of 200 points.
“It was a great vibe when he (Dhoni’s two sixes) came out of the park,” Conway said at the innings break.
For Punjab, Arshdeep Singh (1/37), Sam Curran (1/46), Rahul Chahar (1/35) and Sikandar Raza (1/31) took one wicket each.
(With agency contributions)
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