IPL 2018, CSK vs RCB: MS Dhoni's These Batting Stats Will Prove That Age Is Just A Number

IPL 2018, CSK vs RCB: MS Dhoni is currently the 2nd batsman to hit most sixes in this tournament (24) and has also hit the second longest six worth 108 m

The eleventh edition of Indian Premier League (IPL) has served a new version of the Chennai Super Kings (CSK) skipper, MS Dhoni. Prior to this season, the former Indian captain was highly criticised for his slow batting and losing his match-finishing skills. Moreover, several cricket pundits believed that it’s time for him to take a call on his future in the Indian cricket team. But all this while, the man remained silent and waited for his turn.

With the return of CSK after a period of two years, Dhoni’s form seems to have bounced back like never before. From hitting most sixes in this season to finishing the game like a boss, Dhoni is back to business with all his guns ablaze. At the age of 36, he has been giving career goals to many younger cricketers playing in this cash-rich tournament. Also, in the history of IPL, Dhoni’s strike rate in the ongoing season is his highest ever.

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Let’s have a look at Dhoni’s strike rate in IPL till date:

Year Matches Runs Strike Rate
2018 9 329 169.58
2017 16 290 116
2016 14 284 135.23
2015 17 372 121.96
2014 16 371 148.4
2013 18 461 162.89
2012 19 358 128.77
2011 16 392 158.7
2010 13 287 136.66
2009 14 332 127.2
2008 16 414 133.54


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Well, now the haters may say what they want to but we have enough proofs which convey that age is just a number for Dhoni while doing what he is best at.

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In this season, MS Dhoni has played 9 games and have scored 329 runs and smashed 3 fifties. He is currently the 2nd batsman to hit most sixes in this tournament (24) and has hit the second longest six of 108 meters. Under his captaincy, CSK is placed at the second position on the points table with 6 wins and 12 points.