MS Dhoni Breaks Personal IPL Record


MS Dhoni Breaks Personal IPL Record

3623Views 1Like

MS Dhoni led Chennai Super Kings to a 12-run victory over Lucknow SuperGiants in a high-scoring match on Monday. The Super Kings, who lost their opening match to the defending champions, put up a massive total of 217 runs on the board, thanks to a half-century from Ruturaj Gaikwad and a last-over cameo by the captain cool himself.

Dhoni hit two towering sixes off Mark Wood in the last over of the Super Kings’ innings, which not only impressed the crowd but also helped him reach a new milestone. He became the seventh player in the history of the Indian Premier League to score 5,000 runs.

Dhoni’s knock was also record-breaking in terms of viewership, with 1.7 crore people tuning in to Jio Cinema, IPL’s digital broadcaster, to see the skipper in action. This number beat his previous record of 1.6 crore, which he set in the tournament opener against the Gujarat Titans.

When Dhoni Made the Record

When MS Dhoni walked out to bat against LSG, the Chepauk stadium erupted in excitement. Despite Dhoni’s well-known cool and calm demeanor, the fans had eagerly waited for this moment for over four years, and they were not disappointed when he took to the crease.

Dhoni was facing one of the fastest bowlers in this year’s IPL, Mark Wood. However, he showed no fear as he hit his first ball for a six over third man. The stadium noise level reached an unprecedented high, and the fans knew they were witnessing something special. As a result of the excitement, a new viewership record was made.


Other Stars in the Match

Apart from Dhoni’s heroics, Ruturaj Gaikwad, Devon Conway, and Moeen Ali put up stellar performances to power CSK to a formidable total of 217/7. Gaikwad and Conway shared a 110-run partnership for the opening wicket, with Gaikwad smashing his second successive fifty and scoring 57 off 31 balls.

Meanwhile, Conway made 47 off 29 deliveries. Moeen Ali’s spell of 4/26 helped CSK restrict LSG to 205/7, despite late heroics by Nicholas Pooran (32 off 18 balls) and Kyle Mayers’ fiery opening assault of 53 off 22 balls.

Shivam Dube and Moeen Ali also made valuable contributions to CSK’s innings, helping to set a challenging target for LSG.

In reply to CSK’s performance, the KL Rahul-led SuperGiants fought hard till the end but fell 12 runs short of the target. CSK’s bowlers did well to restrict them from reaching the finishing line.

Results of the Match

With this win, the Super Kings are now in the sixth position with 2 points in 2 matches, while the SuperGiants are in the third place with 2 points.

The Chepauk stadium witnessed a remarkable comeback by the men in yellow after losing their first match.

Overall, it was a thrilling match that showcased the power and skill of the Chennai Super Kings, and their captain MS Dhoni in particular.

With the viewership numbers soaring and the team’s confidence growing, fans are looking forward to seeing what other records and victories the franchise will achieve in IPL 2023.


Latest News

– Advertisement –

– Advertisement –

– Advertisement –

– Advertisement –

– Advertisement –

Related Articles

Back to top button