Twitter goes crazy as MS Dhoni dives to survive run-out appeal against Rajasthan Royals
MS Dhoni is one of the great cricketers that India has ever produced. H has been out of action since the last edition of the Indian Premier League which held in the United Arab Emirates (UAE) in 2020.
After coming back on the track, the 39-year-old has didn't up to the expectations of the fans as he failed to hit the likes of the bowlers out of the park. Besides, in the ongoing game between Chennai Super Kings and Rajasthan Royals fans finally caught the 39-year-old diving back to the crease.
The incident took place in the 15th over of the game bowled by Rahul Tewatia, he tapped the ball towards the cover region and tried to steal a single. But Jadeja refused the single from the non-striker's end as Dhoni had to get back to the crease with a full stretched dive.
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See the reactions of the fans:
Full length dive by MS Dhoni, just reached down on time. pic.twitter.com/X04IhtECDs— Mufaddal Vohra (@mufaddal_vohra) April 19, 2021
That dive of MS Dhoni, how did he reached there.— Johns. (@CricCrazyJohns) April 19, 2021
The scenario of the match
After asked to bat first by Rajasthan Royals, Faf du Plessis opened the innings with Ruturaj Gaikwad for his side. The Tamil Nadu batsman once again failed to make the impact with the bat and went back to the pavilion with 10 runs to his name.
Faf followed him in the final over of the powerplay which was bowled by Chris Morris and handed over the ball to Riyal Parag for 33 runs. Then, Moeen Ali and Suresh Raina also came back to the dressing room after being dismissed by Chetan Sakariya for 26 and 18 runs respectively.
In the end, Chennai Super Kings posted a total of 188 runs on the board. Following the chase, the yellow army got Manan Vohra and Sanju Samson for cheap in the powerplay overs.
Jos Buttler on the other end kept the hope of the fans by taking on the CSK bowlers. However, Ravindra Jadeja changed the face of the game by sending off the set batsman who missed his fifty by just one run.
Shivam Dube has also been removed in the same over of Ravindra Jadeja. The English all-rounder Moeen Ali has sent back David Miller, Riyal Parag and Chris Morris for single-digit numbers. Now, Dhoni and his men are in the driver's seat and will look to finish the game as soon as possible.