The 53rd match of the Indian Premier League (IPL) is taking place between Chennai Super Kings and Punjab Kings at Dubai International Cricket Stadium, Dubai. KL Rahul won the toss and decided to put the MS Dhoni-led side into the bat. The decision to bowl first turned out to be a good one as the bowlers have dominated the proceedings and have sent half of the batting side back in the hut.
The Chennai Super Kings are in all sorts of trouble as they are struggling against the likes of Punjab Kings bowlers’. The half of the side was back in the dressing room for just a score of 61 runs.
When the early wickets fell, everyone expected skipper MS Dhoni to steady the ship and take his team to a respectable total, however, this wasn’t the case as the right-handed batsman yet again was bowled by a googly. CSK skipper looked good in the start and scored two boundaries but his stay on the crease was cut short by Ravi Bishnoi for just 12 runs.
It was during the last delivery of the 12th over when Ravi Bishnoi bowled a googly and MS Dhoni came up with a half-hearted waft outside off and the ball kissed the inside edge and went on to hit the sticks.
Here’s the video:
Fans of Twitter were not amused with his dismissal and had a lot to say. Here are some of the reactions:
While every Chennai Super Kings’ batsman struggled against the Punjab Kings bowlers, Faf du Plessis looked a class apart and stood tall for his team. The right-handed batsman soaked in all the pressure and took PBKS bowlers to cleaners.
The Proteas batsman brought up yet another half-century in the tournament and in the process also became the highest run-scorer in the tournament. His innings of 76 runs helped the MS Dhoni-led side put up a fighting total of 134 runs on the board.