IPL 2023: MS Dhoni Reveals Knock That Boosted His India Career

MS Dhoni

MS Dhoni is a phenomenon that has been widely celebrated all across the globe. His contributions to Indian cricket have been fantastic and he is a star whose fandom needs no introduction at all.

There have been several signs that point towards the fact that this is MS Dhoni’s last IPL season. And whenever he hangs up his boots from IPL in terms of playing, it will be a watershed moment for everyone who loves and watches the sport.

One of the most special ODI knocks MS Dhoni played at the Sawai Man Singh Stadium in Jaipur was in 2005 when he smashed 183 runs against Sri Lanka. MS Dhoni rated knock as a special knock and said that it “gave him one more year”.

“This is a very special venue, my first ODI hundred in Vizag gave me 10 games but the 183 I made here gave me another one year. It was great to be back here,” said MS Dhoni.

MS Dhoni felt CSK lost the game in the powerplay

MS Dhoni in the post-match presentation said that the Chennai Super Kings (CSK) bowlers leaked a lot of runs in the first six overs.

“They scored quite a bit above par. We gave away too many in the first six. At the same time, the wicket was great to bat on,” Dhoni said after the 32-run loss. “Bowlers bowled well in the middle overs but a lot of edges went for boundaries, at least 5-6 went for them and that had made an impact. They had par-plus and we couldn’t get a good start in the power play with the bat. We had to assess what a good length is, as captain you tell them but initially, we gave away a few boundaries and after that you’re always playing catch up,” said the legendary skipper of CSK.

MS Dhoni also heaped praise on Rajasthan Royals (RR) batters Yashasvi Jaiswal and Dhruv Jurel.

“Yashasvi batted really well, was important to go after the bowlers and it was important to take calculated risks. In the end of the innings, Jurel batted well but I think it’s the first six where it got away from us,” said MS Dhoni.

The southpaw made a good knock of 77 runs in just 43 balls. Dhruv Jurel on the other hand fired on all cylinders at the back-end of the innings. He scored a fiery cameo of 34 runs in just 15 balls and his knock was packed with 3 fours and 2 sixes.

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