MS Dhoni Cameo Delights Crowd at Vizag Despite CSK’s Loss vs DC

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MS Dhoni, the legendary wicketkeeper-batsman, finally got his chance to bat in the ongoing IPL season against Delhi Capitals (DC). And when he came out to bat, he instantly sent the crowd into a frenzy at the Dr. Y.S. Rajasekhara Reddy ACA-VDCA Cricket Stadium in Visakhapatnam.

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Chasing a huge target of 191 against Delhi Capitals, Chennai Super Kings (CSK) were in a shaky position at 120/6 after 16.1 overs as Mahendra Singh Dhoni came into the field. The fans, who had not seen their hero’s bat in the previous matches against Royal Challengers Bangalore (RCB) and Gujarat Titans (GT) due to CSK’s dominant wins, erupted in a loud noise of cheers.

Fans were expecting a blistering knock from MS Dhoni and he didn’t break their trust. The 42-year-old vintage maestro showed his class with a boundary on the first ball he faced. He sends a quick short-pitched delivery from Mukesh Kumar to the boundary rope. This moment of legendary Dhoni made the Vizag crowd amazed and crazy at the same time. He played a splendid inning of 37 runs off just 16 balls, comprising of 4 boundaries and 3 towering sixes.

While CSK lost the match against Rishabh Pant’s DC by 20 runs, CSK fans were happy and roaring in joy as their hero, Dhoni played a quickfire37 runs from just 16 balls. Dhoni hitting boundaries and sixes was a treat to watch for CSK fans. His blazing inning reminded everyone of his fine fitness, even at this career stage.

However, the right-handed batter’s contribution goes beyond his batting heroics. Earlier in the match, he completed another remarkable feat, becoming the first wicketkeeper in the world to reach the landmark of 300 dismissals in T20 cricket. Additionally, this milestone cements his legacy as one of the best wicket-keepers the sport has ever seen. The closest competitor in this list is former Pakistan wicket-keeper Kamran Akmal, who has 274 dismissals.

Despite the loss, MS Dhoni’s presence in the field and his exciting cameo left the Vizag crowd very well entertained. His ability to inspire fans and play at his best is still a surprise, making him a true legend of the sport.