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IPL 2018: Check out the reasons behind MS Dhoni’s best ever form

MS Dhoni has scored 329 runs thus far in the tournament at a stupendous average of 82.25.

MS Dhoni
Chennai Super Kings’ MS Dhoni in action. (Photo by IANS)

MS Dhoni has been in jaw-dropping form in the ongoing edition of the Indian Premier League (IPL). He has been a fulcrum of the franchise ever since the opening season and has captained them with authority. Prior to the IPL, he had been a recipient of a fair amount of flak from the public owing to the approach he employed with the willow.

However, the Jharkhand-born batsman has rediscovered his touch and has been a tormenting factor for the opponents. He is one of the primary reasons why the Chennai Super Kings (CSK) have been able to thrash opponents black and blue in the tournament. However, if numbers are to be seen, he has had the best IPL thus far. Previously, he used to play the waiting game and that has somewhat changed.

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The revamped MSD

As per reports in The Scroll.in, he takes 8.45 balls on an average to hit a six, which is the least amount of time taken by Dhoni across all seasons. The former Indian skipper has smashed 24 sixes thus far and has scored runs at an awe-inspiring strike rate of 169.58. During the 2010 and 2011 season, when he was at his peak, he used to take as many as 10 deliveries.

Moreover, the time consumed to hit a boundary has also decreased. The 36-year old has taken a tad over four deliveries to smash a four. He played a couple of seasons for the Rising Pune Supergiant in 2016 and 2017 and took six and eight balls in the respective seasons to whack a boundary.

Dhoni has currently played nine games in the tournament in which he has scored 329 runs at a stupendous average of 82.25. Meanwhile, the Indian fans would be hoping for Dhoni’s current form to extend till the 2019 World Cup in England and Wales.

 

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