MS Dhoni winning the match with a six became so frequent for us that when he could not finish the match with one, we all felt disappointed. He has been criticised for the lack of finishing the match lately—as he could not finish the game against South Africa and Zimbabwe last year. But, we all have that moment imprinted in our mind when Dhoni won the World Cup 2011 with a six against Sri Lanka, don’t we?
Dhoni has finally answered his fans’ prayers as he struck a huge six to win the quarter-final clash for his team Jharkhand against Vidarbha at Delhi on March 15. Jharkhand won the match with 29 balls to spare. According to Vijay Hazare standards, a decent amount of crowd had turned up to watch Dhoni bat. They cheered for every run that came out of his bat and in the end, Dhoni treated them with his signature match-winning six.
The quarter-final clash also saw an intruder who came to shake hands with Dhoni just before the ending stages of the game. Dhoni once again showed an example of his humility and treated the fan without any anger similar to India A vs England clash earlier in 2017.
It was a low-scoring game with Vidarbha as they could only manage to score 159 in the first innings after their captain Faiz Fazal won the toss and elected to bat first. Jharkhand team started off their run-chase on a good note with openers putting up a good show.
However, Jharkhand found them at 4 for 116 in the 35th over. Dhoni stepped in and took control of things holding onto one end and allowing Ishank Jaggi to play his shots who scored 41 from 61 balls. Dhoni prevented his team from a batting collapse which was very much on cards seeing how the pitch was behaving.
Jharkhand won with 29 balls to spare as Dhoni struck a meaty blow of the first ball of Ganesh Satish’s bowler, giving Delhi crowd something to cheer in a rather low-scoring game.