Bollywood actor Salman Khan turned commentator during the final match of Indian Premier League (IPL) season 2018 between two-time champions Chennai Super Kings (CSK) and Sunrisers Hyderabad (SRH) at the Wankhede Stadium Mumbai on May 27.
During his debut commentary sting, Salman heaped praises on CSK skipper MS Dhoni, calling him the best captain ever in cricket history.
Salman, who was here to promote his upcoming film Race 3, thanked Dhoni for bringing back the dignity to the gentleman’s game.
#IPL2018Final #CSKvSRH #SRHvCSK Salman Khan was all praises for Dhoni in the commentary box , he said Dhoni is a cool calm, he brought back dignity to the gentleman game. He is truly a gentleman. He never celebrates aloud, never excites too much.
— deep (@Being_Deep2) May 27, 2018
“The one thing I like about Dhoni is he is calm no aggression no overacting,” Salman Khan said.
“The thing i like about Dhoni is he is calm no aggression no overacting – Salman Khan”.
Lekin Tum Jo karte ho Uska kya bhai?___
— Jishan (@iamJishan_) May 27, 2018
Besides Salman Khan, his co-star Anil Kapoor was also present in the commentary box.
— Kiran Parmar (@kiranparmar21) May 27, 2018
— Azhar Khan (@AsliDevil) May 27, 2018
— #RaDh3y (@shanemanly2712) May 27, 2018
— Sonal (@sonalSalmanK) May 27, 2018
Salman- If I was cricketer instead an actor , i would have retired the time Sunil Gavaskar retired __
Such a cutie he is @BeingSalmanKhan ___ loving him in commentary box with Anil Kapoor & Irfan Pathan. #SRHvCSK #IPLFinal #IPL2018
— Jigisha (@jigisays) May 27, 2018
Commentary of Anil Kapoor and Salman Khan has made this IPL ekdum Jackhass…!!!…#IPL2018Final
— Udit Gupta (@udit0201) May 27, 2018
Meanwhile, SRH set a 179-run target after being asked to bat first by CSK skipper MS Dhoni in the title clash.
Chennai made only one change to their squad. Karn Sharma replaced an injured Harbhajan Singh. Hyderabad made two changes, bringing in Sandeep Sharma and Shreevats Goswami for K Khaleel Ahmed and Wriddhiman Saha.