MS Dhoni hit huge sixes in CSK’s training match ahead of the 2021 IPL resumption.© Instagram
Cricket fans around the world were treated to a six-stroke masterclass as MS Dhoni warmed up for the 2021 IPL resumption in style in a practice match for his Indian Premier League franchise (IPL ) Chennai Super Kings (CSK) in the United Arab Emirates. In a video posted by CSK, Dhoni was seen hitting the pointers as well as the spinners on all parts of the ground with the ball sailing above the demarcation line several times. The sight of Dhoni in the middle of the ball and showing his exceptional hand-eye coordination will be a warning to opposing bowlers in IPL.
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Dhoni went 360 degrees, covering almost every part of the ground with his explosive shots.
However, fans of CSK and Dhoni would love to see their “Thala” wearing this shape in the main event as well.
Dhoni scored just 37 points in seven games for CSK before Covid disrupted proceedings, temporarily halting the 2021 IPL.
Although he hit those runs at a strike rate of 123.33, Dhoni failed to play a big hit in the limited opportunities he had.
But Dhoni’s form didn’t stop CSK from overtaking rivals to take second in the points table behind Delhi Capitals. In seven matches, CSK recorded five wins and two losses.
Ambati Rayudu, Sam Curran, Suresh Raina and Ravindra Jadeja may again prove to be Dhoni’s men of choice as the tournament moves into the finals later.
IPL resumes on September 19 with Dhoni-led squad facing the Mumbai Indians in this season’s opener in the United Arab Emirates.
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