- IPL 2021: Sunil Gavaskar was delighted to see MS Dhoni show glimpses of his destructive self during the Chennai Super Kings game against Kolkata Knight Riders at Wankhede Stadium on Wednesday.
Former India captain Sunil Gavaskar was delighted to see MS Dhoni show glimpses of his destructive self during the Chennai Super Kings game against Kolkata Knight Riders at Wankhede Stadium on Wednesday.
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Dhoni played a cameo of 17 against eight balls, hitting two fours and a six before Eoin Morgan took a sensational catch to shorten his outing. Gavaskar has confessed that he saw something special in Dhoni’s strike and believes the CSK captain will get the marsh shots as he progresses in the tournament.
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“It’s (special). The whole of India loves to watch him beat. He has something special. The more he beats, the better he will be as the tournament progresses. And we’ll probably see a lot more sixes. the more we saw him hit at No. 4 or No. 5, ”Gavaskar told Star Sports after CSK’s 18-run win over KKR.
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Dhoni entered at the fall of Moeen Ali’s gate. The England versatile score scored 25 of 12 balls before coming out against Sunil Narine’s bowling. With the likes of Suresh Raina and Ambati Rayudu padded, Dhoni came in to hit at No. 4 and opened his account with four from Narine, the first limit he hit the spinner in any form of cricket. The CSK captain took Prasidh Krishnan for four and six to signal his intention, but a terrible piece of the KKR captain’s field at cover drew an amazing catch to return Dhoni back.
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Gavaskar feels it was the right move as it allowed Dhoni and CSK to gain momentum despite a wicket falling. “He researched the situation very well. He realized that more than Rayudu, Raina or Jadeja, he is needed to keep up the momentum. He did that with that little cameo of an inning. He made sure CSK didn’t take their walk off the accelerator. , “he added.