‘Those three sixes proved to be the difference’: Ruturaj Gaikwad praises MS Dhoni’s epic cameo | Cricket News

Apr14,2024



New Delhi: Captain of Chennai Super Kings (CSK) Ruturaj Gaikwad Young wicketkeeper MS Dhoni was praised for his exceptional performance, especially his achievement of hitting three consecutive sixes off the Mumbai Indians (MI) captain. hardik pandya But Wankhede Stadium In Mumbai on Sunday.
Gaikwad acknowledged Dhoni's vital contribution, admitting that it ultimately made the decisive difference in the match. Dhoni scored 20 runs off four balls, and it proved to be the perfect margin of victory for CSK. Set a target of 207 runs to win, five-time winners Mumbai finished at 186/6 even though Rohit Sharma brought up his century in 61 balls.
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Dhoni reached the middle with the scorecard reading 186/4 in 19.2 overs and in no time vintage Dhoni (20 off 4 balls) hit three big sixes to take the scoreboard to 206/4 in the stipulated 20 overs. Double run on the last ball of the innings.

“The young wicketkeeper helped us a lot with those three sixes, that proved to be the difference. We needed 10-15 extra runs at a venue like this. In the middle phase, Bumrah bowled really well. I think That we were right. Despite his performance with the ball, I would have taken 6 overs in the powerplay,” Gaikwad said in the post-match conversation.
“You need to do well in bowling and batting at this venue. Our Malinga bowled really well today, he bowled yorkers. Don't forget that Tushar and Shardul also performed well. (On further plans) I Guess we need to keep it going it's simple, encourage everyone to stay in good spirits and continue that way. Jinx was hurting a bit, so thought it would be better for her to open up, I Can bat anywhere, plus there is this additional responsibility of being the captain of the team,” Gaikwad said.
Gaikwad and in-form Shivam Dubey Chennai, which won its fifth title last year, was taken to 206/4. Gaikwad scored 69 and Dubey scored 66 not out, before MS Dhoni hit three consecutive sixes in the 20th over to take Chennai past 200.
After this, Sri Lankan fast bowler Mathisha Pathirana took four wickets and pushed Mumbai towards its fourth defeat of the season.



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