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MS Dhoni smashes Hardik Pandya for 3 consecutive sixes in ‘Vintage Mahi Style’

In a stunning display of power hitting, MS Dhoni orchestrated a late charge for the Chennai Super Kings (CSK) against the Mumbai Indians (MI) at the Wankhede Stadium. After Ruturaj Gaikwad and Shivam Dube laid the foundation with well-crafted half-centuries, Dhoni’s explosive cameo propelled CSK to a formidable total of 206/4 in their allotted 20 overs.

As MI appeared to have pulled things back, restricting CSK’s score below 200, Dhoni’s arrival on the scene turned the tide dramatically. With remarkable ease, Dhoni smashed the first three balls he faced for sixes, leaving the MI bowlers shell-shocked and the crowd in awe. In just four balls, Dhoni amassed a staggering 20 runs at a blistering strike rate of 500, showcasing his unmatched ability to seize control of the game in crucial moments.

MS Dhoni’s late strokeplay propels CSK to 206 in the ‘El Clasico’ of IPL 2024

The late carnage orchestrated by Dhoni complemented Gaikwad and Dube’s stellar performances earlier in the innings. Gaikwad’s aggressive 69 off 40 balls, coupled with Dube’s unbeaten 66 off 38 deliveries, laid the groundwork for CSK’s imposing total. The duo’s partnership of 90 runs in 45 balls propelled CSK into a commanding position, setting the stage for Dhoni’s spectacular onslaught in the final over.

MI, who won the toss and opted to bat first, found themselves on the back foot early on after CSK’s bowlers struck early blows. However, Gaikwad and Dube steadied the ship with a solid partnership, laying the foundation for CSK’s formidable total.

With MI hosting CSK in a highly anticipated clash at the Wankhede Stadium, all eyes were on the battle between the two arch-rivals. While MI boasted a formidable lineup with the likes of Suryakumar Yadav, Ishan Kishan, and Rohit Sharma firing on all cylinders, CSK’s power hitters, led by Dube, posed a significant threat. Yet, it was Dhoni’s late fireworks that stole the show, leaving a lasting impression on the match and reaffirming his status as one of the game’s greatest finishers.

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