Chennai Super Kings engraved their identify within the historical past of IPL after they defeated Gujarat Titans by 5 wickets to elevate their fifth title on Sunday. Chasing a revised goal of 171 in 15 overs as a result of DLS methodology, CSK clinched the victory on the final ball as all-rounder Ravindra Jadeja smashed a boundary to take his facet throughout the road. However, one factor through the summit conflict which left the followers completely disillusioned was the golden duck dismissal of MS Dhoni. Almost each cricket fan needed to witness Dhoni’s iconic helicopter shot however their hopes had been crushed by Mohit Sharma, who eliminated the CSK skipper on the very first supply.
Former India skipper Sunil Gavaskar acknowledged that if Dhoni would have hit the profitable shot then it will have been like a “cherry on the top”.
“If he had been there to hit the winning runs, it would have been like a cherry on the top. But at the end of the day, being the team man that he is, he would be very happy. He might have got out first ball, but his team went on to win the title and at the end of the day, that’s all that matters,” said Gavaskar on Sports Tak.
“Whether you score hundreds, take five wickets if your team loses, there is no fun. But if you score zero or might be smashed for 40-50 runs, if your team wins, that is huge,” he added.
B Sai Sudharsan slammed 96 in 47 balls as Gujarat Titans posted 214 for 4 after being requested to bat first.
Set a revised goal of 171 in 15 overs after rain interrupted play in the beginning of the second innings of a closing that was pushed to the reserve day owing to heavy downpour, CSK accomplished the duty within the final ball, in what might develop into Dhoni’s closing outing within the T20 league.
Ravindra Jadeja struck a six and a 4 off Mohit Sharma within the closing two balls to win it for CSK and even because the gamers within the yellow jersey run onto the sphere, Dhoni remained within the dugout, his eyes closed.
Neither the juggernaut of the Gujarat Titans nor dangerous climate for 2 days might cease Dhoni’s males from drawing stage with their arch-rivals Mumbai Indians, by way of most IPL trophy wins.
(With PTI inputs)
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