Twitter goes gaga over MS Dhoni blitz in IPL 10 Qualifier
He hit 5 sixes en route his superlative cameo.
Published - May 16, 2017 10:03 pm | Updated - May 16, 2017 10:11 pm
Former Rising Pune Supergiant skipper MS Dhoni has always been under the scanner no matter which team he turns up for. The stage was ideally set for him yet again at the iconic Wankhede Stadium in the first Qualifier of the 10th edition of the Indian Premier League. The love affair that Dhoni shares with the venue is known to all. It was the same venue where he had finished things off in style for India in the ICC World Cup 2011.
Now, the man who has established himself as the greatest finisher in modern day cricket, finished things off in style yet again. It was a cameo played by MS Dhoni towards the end of the innings that helped Rising Pune Supergiant post a decent total on the board. Coming into the game, the pressure was always going to be there. The winner of the match would get a place in the finals.
Hence, both teams wanted to go out all guns blazing. It was Mumbai Indians skipper Rohit Sharma who won the toss and opted to bat first. Rising Pune Supergiant had a horrid start as they lost the wickets of Rahul Tripathi and Steve Smith cheaply. Ajinkya Rahane scored a fifty but the pace never picked up for the RPS lineup. Manoj Tiwary played a handy knock too but was not in the best of the striking forms.
The Supergiant innings was heading towards a mediocre finish when MS Dhoni arrived at the crease. He took very little time to settle at the crease and had his intentions cleared right away in the game. On the day, it seemed that the veteran operator believed only in sixes. During his stay at the crease, Dhoni scored an unbeaten 40 off just 26 deliveries.
In his whirlwind cameo, he hit sixes off the bowling of Mitch McClenaghan and Jasprit Bumrah in the final two overs to show why he is renowned as the best finisher of the game. He hit 5 sixes en route his superlative cameo.
Here is how Twitter world hailed MS Dhoni after his cameo:
Once a FREAK always a FREAK! MS Dhoni on ??????
— Michael Clarke (@MClarke23) May 16, 2017
Dhoni thought Goenka was bowling.
— Trendulkar (@Trendulkar) May 16, 2017
— Anjum Chopra (@chopraanjum) May 16, 2017
dhoni sixes. shastri on commentary. wankhede. #MIvRPS
— Gaurav Kalra (@gauravkalra75) May 16, 2017
2x big sixes from the finisher MS Dhoni massive over! 26 runs off.
— Michael Clarke (@MClarke23) May 16, 2017
First 17 balls – this bloody Dhoni should retire.
Next 7 balls – this bloody Dhoni will win us Champions Trophy!#MIvRPS
— Sorabh Pant (@hankypanty) May 16, 2017
Someone should go to Manoj Tiwary and tell him that the crowd came to watch DHONI bat and not him. #IPL
— Sameer Allana (@HitmanCricket) May 16, 2017
Dhoni is playing like every ball is last ball.? #MIvRPS
— Mthn (@Being_Humor) May 16, 2017
MI should have known that there is different Dhoni that you need to prepare for once the knock out stage comes in any tournament..#MIvRPS
— The-Lying-Lama (@KyaUkhaadLega) May 16, 2017
Dhoni owning Wankhede, again.#MIvRPS
— Gaurav Sethi (@BoredCricket) May 16, 2017
MS Dhoni night! No matter whom you support when Dhoni is on crease you automatically become a Dhoni supporter. #MIvRPS
— Pawan Kulkarni (@moronicdiaries) May 16, 2017
— Sumit kadel (@KadelSumit) May 16, 2017
— Sunil kumar (@TweetsOfSunil) May 16, 2017
Wherever he goes the crowd chant
Dhoni Dhoni Dhoni ?#MIvRPS
— Ridhima Rajput (@i_m_ridhima) May 16, 2017
' He is dealing in Sixes tonight , no boundaries only Sixes ' ~ Ravi Shashtri on Dhoni
— Boring… (@graphicalcomic) May 16, 2017
Who is Mumbai crowd cheering #mivrps now plz RT if it is RPS
— Samhitar (@Samhitar4) May 16, 2017
Dhoni smashes Bumrah for a SIX. #MIvRPS
— MisYou Legends (@Fazal_Cricket) May 16, 2017
— S T R A N G 3 R ☯ (@HungryHeartt49) May 16, 2017
— RisingPuneSupergiant (@RPSupergiants) May 16, 2017
#MIvRPS that's what I wanted…these shots from msd would make even a kid to jump over happiness
— meenz (@meenz2202) May 16, 2017
Dhoni the legend knows the game..#MIvRPS
— Mukund (@mukund02) May 16, 2017
MSD on fire?#MIvRPS
— Shivyam Rastogi (@ShivyamR) May 16, 2017
— Shivangrover (@shivanggrover18) May 16, 2017
— harsh (@gujju_doctor) May 16, 2017
#MIvRPS , signature inning by MSD .
— sumedh kale (@sumedh201) May 16, 2017
— Mohammed Ajmal (@im_aju14) May 16, 2017
— Subham Shaw (@reelsubham) May 16, 2017
Just when you think that nothing can come close to the chant of Sachin Sachin, the stadium starts chanting Dhoni Dhoni in unison. #MIvRPS
— Sayantan Ghosh (@sayantansunnyg) May 16, 2017