Harsh Goenka sheepishly lauds the effort of Mahendra Singh Dhoni on Twitter
Updated - Apr 22, 2017 8:42 pm
Mahendra Singh Dhoni displayed his class yet again during the latter half of the innings. With 47 needed of the 21 balls, MS, along with able support from Manoj Tiwary, sealed a win for the RPS team from the jaws of defeat.
The Rising Pune Supergiants franchise co-owner Harsh Goenka, who grabbed all the limelight after his controversial comments on Mahendra Singh Dhoni, sheepishly commended the efforts of one of the greatest finishers of the game after his supreme innings of 61.
Harsh Goenka came into reckoning amongst the Dhoni fans after his subtle comment on the great man. Steven Smith scored a beauty of an innings while chasing Mumbai Indians score. Smith scored a matchwinning 84 off 54 balls in the Maharashtra Derby held at Pune. The elated franchise owner tweeted “Steve Smith proves who is the real king of the jungle. Overshadows Dhoni totally. Captain’s innings. Great move to appoint him as captain”.
The tweet caused major uproar amongst the cricket enthusiast. Mahendra Singh Dhoni was initially sacked as the captain of The Rising Pune Supergiant after a dismal 2016 season.
However, after his match-winning innings tonight, Harsh Goenka was quick to congratulate the former Pune captain by saying,”Masterful innings by Dhoni. Great to see him back in form. Nobody can be a greater finisher. Takes @RPSupergiants to a nail-biting win.”
Masterful innings by Dhoni. Great to see him back in form. Nobody can be a greater finisher. Takes @RPSupergiants to a nail-biting win.
— Harsh Goenka (@hvgoenka) April 22, 2017
Many would believe it as a sheepish act after the slap-on-the-face knock of Mahendra Singh Dhoni. With 30 needed off the final couple of overs, MahendraSingh Dhoni took the purple cap holder of the tournament to the cleaners by knocking off 19 runs in the over. With 2 needed off the final delivery, Dhoni screamed a boundary through the extra covers to seal the win for his side.Much has been said about Dhoni’s form with the bat this season of the IPL. With this knock, he has put all the criticism about his finishing prowess into rest.