MS Dhoni of CSK. Courtesy: PTI
- Dhoni scored an unbeaten 33-ball 36 against MI
- On Thursday, MI beat CSK by 5 wickets
- Dhoni has played some handy cameos for CSK this season
Chennai Super Kings’ (CSK) skipper MS Dhoni was seen sharing priceless tips with the Mumbai Indians’ (MI) youngster after Thursday’s match at the Wankhede Stadium in Mumbai. The 40-year-old Dhoni has been an inspiration for aspiring cricketers and has gained massive fandom over the years. Even at the age of 40, he has shown that he hasn’t run of gas by any stretch of the imagination.
In the 2022 Indian Premier League (IPL), the Jharkhand-born cricketer has already played quite a few cameos, showing how effective he can be. After CSK’s five-wicket loss to the Mumbai-based team, Dhoni went up to the MI youngsters and shared his words of wisdom. The official Instagram handle for MI posted the video on the social media platform.
The Super Kings have already been knocked out of the tournament before the playoffs. In their previous game, MI bowled them out for 97, one of their lowest scores in the history of the IPL. Barring Dhoni, who scored an unbeaten 33-ball 36, none of the CSK batters could put up a fight.
DHONI PRAIES YOUNG PACERS
Thereafter, Mukesh Choudhary and Simarjeet Singh made life tough for the Mumbai batters. Even as Choudhary picked up three wickets, the 24-year-old Simarjeet got the prized scalp of Rohit Sharma. After the match, Dhoni lauded the young bowlers for showing a lot of heart.
“Irrespective of how the wicket is, anything below 130 is difficult to defend. I asked the bowlers to show a lot of character, put the opposition under pressure and forget about the result. I feel both the young fast bowlers bowled really well,” Dhoni said after the match.
“As far as their contribution is concerned, I feel a game like this really helps them. It’s something that they start believing in themselves. Whenever we start, we need the same kind of attitude and that’s what is needed in the shortest format,” he added.