Chennai Super Kings skipper MS Dhoni as soon as again did not make large impression with bat as he scored simply 18 runs off 17 balls within the IPL 2021 conflict towards Rajasthan Royals on Monday (April 19). Dhoni’s innings consisted of simply 2 fours and he fell prey to Chetan Sakariya within the 18th over.
Notably, the 39-year-old, who was enjoying his two hundredth sport as CSK skipper, was seen struggling with the bat and he did not time most of his photographs. Moreover, the previous India skipper accrued most of his runs with fast singles and doubles in demise overs, when his aspect wanted some large hits.
Also, it’s price noting that Dhoni bought out for a duck in CSK’s opening match towards Delhi Capitals (DC) and followers have been anticipating a giant innings from him. However, the wicketkeeper-batsman did not dwell as much as the expectations.
Meanwhile, netizens didn’t spare Dhoni and trolled him for his gradual innings.
Dhoni’s place within the batting order, given his latest agency, should be quantity 11.
— MRV (@MRVChennai) April 19, 2021
Don’t care what his followers say, Dhoni is a burden on CSK as a batsman. I hope he proves me incorrect this season.
— Follow COVID pointers please (@monkeybaat83) April 19, 2021
When CSK wants Quick runs from Dhoni
— Gaurav (@GauravK8609) April 19, 2021
— Aditya_Sahu (@adityasahu30) April 19, 2021
*Dhoni’s strike price crosses 100*
CSK Fans: pic.twitter.com/2CP4sGTJf8
— Angoor Stark (@ladywithflaws) April 19, 2021
— Sameer (@sameersheikh45) April 19, 2021
It is price mentioning that earlier, former India batsman Gautam Gambhir has blasted Dhoni for popping out to bat at no.7 towards DC.
Gambhir mentioned that MSD is now not the type of participant who can are available in and ship the ball to the boundary in the beginning of his innings.
“MS Dhoni should be batting higher, that’s what matters because ultimately people should start leading from the front,” Gambhir, who led Kolkata Knight Riders to the IPL title twice, mentioned on Star Sports.
“We keep mentioning this thing that a leader needs to lead from the front. You can’t be leading, when you’re batting at number seven,” he mentioned.
Gambhir mentioned that there are points with CSK’s bowling lineup however Dhoni batting larger up the order can be higher for the staff.
“Yes, there are issues in their bowling line up. Plus, he is not the MS Dhoni, which he used to be probably four or five years back, where he could just come in and start taking on the bowlers from the word go. For me, I think he needs to bat at number four or five. Nothing below that,” mentioned Gambhir.
Talking in regards to the match, Faf du Plessis (33 off 17 balls) and Ambati Rayudu (27 off 17 balls) scored at a firing price earlier than Dwayne Bravo’s 20 runs off 8 balls got here useful within the demise overs as CSK posted 188/9 of their allotted 20 overs towards RR on the Wankhede Stadium on Monday.