Mahendra Singh Dhoni is famous for his ability to hit the boundaries and over boundaries with ease and also for his cool head. His decision-making has helped the Indian cricket team to get out of trouble on a number of occasions.
Dhoni, apart from these qualities, also has another side to his personality. He loves to have a banter with his colleagues and teammates and at times with the opponents as well. One such incident took place after the match between Chennai Super Kings and Kings XI Punjab.
After the match between Kings XI Punjab and CSK, Mahi, as he is popularly known, took to the field to shake hands with the colleagues as well as the opponents. The former Indian captain walked towards the West Indian batsman Chris Gayle in a hilarious manner.
While walking towards the veteran batsman, Dhoni imitated the unique walking style of Gayle. The two shared a light-hearted moment and some pleasantries after the match was over. Chris Gayle has not played a single match so far in this edition of the IPL. Here is a look at the video of what happened between the two as they met each other after the match.
Chennai Super Kings squared off against Kings XI Punjab in the 18th match of IPL 2020 in Dubai. Punjab scored 178 runs in the first innings as skipper KL Rahul notched up another half-century. He scored 63 runs off 52 balls.
CSK batsmen have been criticized so far for their incompetency to chase down the required totals in this edition of the IPL. However, it was a different story altogether as CSK registered a 10 wicket victory against Punjab in this match.
The opening pair of Faf Du Plessis and Shane Watson made the task look effortlessly easy as they won the match by 10 wickets. Du Plessis scored 87 runs off 53 balls and Watson slotted in with 83 runs off 53 deliveries.
Both the batsmen remained not out as they smashed the bowlers all over the park to win the encounter in dominating fashion.
MS DHONI REACTION
Chennai Super Kings have found themselves in absolute dire straits having lost three matches in a row. They have had their worst start to the IPL with three defeats in four matches since the start of IPL 2020. However, their dominating victory over Kings XI Punjab is expected to boost their morale for the rest of the tournament.
Dhoni looked a relieved man after the 10 wicket victory and it was evident in his attitude. Apart from sharing the light-hearted moment with Gayle, he also gave some important tips to players like Mayank Agarwal and KL Rahul. Both the batsmen are in ominous touch this season and MSD’s tips are sure to help them to move ahead in the tournament.
CSK will take on Kolkata Knight Riders in their next match. Kings XI Punjab will face off against Sunrisers Hyderabad in their next encounter.