To all the MS Dhoni haters in the house, the time has come for you people to regret what you ever said about the former Indian skipper. Though you judged him according to the present circumstances but always keep this thing in mind that ‘class can never be left behind’. And what Mahendra Singh Dhoni did today in the game number 23 of the Indian Premier League (IPL) 10 against the Sunrisers Hyderabad, he expressed it loud and clear why he is known as the best finisher in the entire universe.
It’s true that right from the beginning of IPL 10, the Dhoni fans were deprived of his monstrous knock. Match after match, the curiosity was growing that when Mahi will play a big knock? When they would be able to see his fishing move, either a six or a four, which will land their team on the winning side. Amid bag full of criticism, here comes a tight slap on the face of haters by Dhoni through his marvellous 61 off 34. Not only he played his first fifty-plus knock in the IPL 10 but also, as Ravi Shastri said once, Dhoni finished the game in style. Thou he didn’t hit a six but a four and that too at the situation when 2 runs were needed off one ball to win the game.
When the Rising Pune Supergiant were reduced to 87/2, while chasing a target of 177, the all time favourite wicketkeeper-batsman stepped into the field and the Pune crowd started chanting ‘Dhoni-Dhoni’.
— ப்ரீத்தி 🙂 (@preethi_cbe) April 22, 2017
As usual, he took his time get settled and then he began charging the bowlers brutally. He played till the end and forced his critics to realise that, “Dude, the boss is back!”
After hitting 3 magnificent sixes and 6 fours, Dhoni ended up scoring 61 runs and took his team to the victory against the defending champions of the IPL, Sunrisers Hyderabad. After his massive knock, it was obvious that nobody else could be the Man of the Match.
Meanwhile, how the Twitterati reacted to this blockbuster performance is worth giving a look.
Ms Dhoni does what he’s done with so much confidence over the years. What a champion knock. Great to watch
— Virat Kohli (@imVkohli) April 22, 2017
The sleeping lion is awake. Never put a great man down. Dhoni is,was and always will be a class act.
— Shahid Kapoor (@shahidkapoor) April 22, 2017
— Sai Dharam Tej (@IamSaiDharamTej) April 22, 2017
Here’s The Reason Why #MSDhoni Didn’t Score Against Teams Having Weak Bowling Attack.
— Sir Ravindra Jadeja (@SirJadeja) April 22, 2017
Dhoni’s not done a Houdini, Dhoni’s done a Dhoni! Simply amazing run chase. Arguably the best this tournament #IPL2017
— Cricketwallah (@cricketwallah) April 22, 2017
— RajnikantV/sCIDJokes (@RVCJ_FB) April 22, 2017
Before today Dhoni had scored 61 runs in five innings off 73 balls this season. Today Dhoni scored 61 runs off 31 balls. #IPL
— Freddie Wilde (@fwildecricket) April 22, 2017
The master still has it. #Dhoni
— Harsha Bhogle (@bhogleharsha) April 22, 2017
Dhoni does it !#RPSvSRH
— Anjana Om Kashyap (@anjanaomkashyap) April 22, 2017
— fukkard (@Fukkard) April 22, 2017
— Jatin Sapru (@jatinsapru) April 22, 2017
— Mohandas Menon (@mohanstatsman) April 22, 2017
Dhoni finishes it with a SIX
— Aakash Chopra (@cricketaakash) April 22, 2017