IPL 2021: Sakshi and Ziva hug MS Dhoni tight after CSK defeat KKR in the final

IPL 2021: Sakshi and Ziva hug MS Dhoni tight after CSK defeat KKR in the final

On Friday, the Super Kings beat KKR by 27 runs in the final in Dubai.

MS Dhoni and Family
MS Dhoni and Family. (Photo Source: Disney + Hotstar)

Chennai Super Kings, on Friday, defeated Kolkata Knight Riders by 27 runs to win their fourth title in the Indian Premier League. The team, led by MS Dhoni, was at its very best and put its A-game forward on the big day at the Dubai International Cricket Stadium. After setting a target of 193 for the Knights to chase down, the CSK bowlers managed to hold their nerves under extreme pressure.

They restricted the Men in Gold and Purple to 165 for the loss of nine wickets in 20 overs. Even as Shardul Thakur picked up three wickets and was the standout bowler for CSK, Josh Hazlewood and Ravindra Jadeja got two wickets apiece.

In the meantime, Dhoni was spotted sharing an adorable moment with wife Sakshi and daughter Ziva. Out of sheer happiness, Sakshi and Ziva embraced Dhoni and showed how much the victory meant to them.

We had match winners coming game after game, says MS Dhoni

Although CSK won, Dhoni had words of praises for KKR for making a comeback after having their backs pushed to the walls in the first leg of IPL 2021. On the Super Kings, the 40-year-old Dhoni said that the team believes in performing on the field rather than having too much of chats and team meetings. He also talked about staying focussed even during net sessions.

“Before I start talking about CSK, need to talk about KKR. Difficult to come back and do what they have, if any team deserved to win the IPL, it’s KKR. Huge credit to the coaches, team and support staff. The break really helped them. Coming to CSK, we shuffled players. We had match winners coming game after game and doing really well,” Dhoni said after the match.

“Every final is special, if you look at stats, we may say we’re the most consistent team to lose the final too. I feel it’s important to come back strong, especially in the knockouts. Frankly no chats, we don’t talk a lot [meetings]. It’s more one-on-one, our practice sessions are meeting sessions.

“The moment you get into a team room, it brings about different pressure. Our practice sessions have been good,” he added.