It had not been a great season for MS Dhoni in IPL 2016 but what he did against Kings XI Punjab proved that there’s still a lot cricket left in him. He once again showed the cricketing world that no one match his finishing style in this era.
Chasing a target of 173 runs against Kings XI Punjab, the new franchise Rising Pune Supergiants were struggling for a win until their skipper played a cameo innings of 64* off just 32 balls with a strike rate of 200. The excitement was at its peak at Visakhapatnam since RPS needed 23 runs in last over to seal a victory in their last IPL match of the season. MS Dhoni stood up on the occasion and hit 4 boundaries in the final over bowled by Kings XI Punjab off-spin bowler Akshar Patel and finished the most exciting games of this edition of Indian Premier League with his own trademark HELICOPTER shot.
Now, let’s have a look how cricket fans reacted to the last over heroics of MS Dhoni on Twitter :
What did Dhoni just do? This happens in movies and not in real cricket matches.#RPSvKXIP
— Flying Table Fan (@flyingtablefan) May 21, 2016
— Bajirao Bhaijaan (@rofl_guj) May 21, 2016
Stop It MSD! !!!
— Scott Styris (@scottbstyris) May 21, 2016
Dhoni has done the Javed Miandad. Wowwwwwww. Goosebumps. #RPSvKXIP
— Yokesh (@ImYokEsH) May 21, 2016
— surya 212 (@surya_14kumar) May 21, 2016
— Kris Srikkanth (@KrisSrikkanth) May 21, 2016
To detractors @msdhoni might seem like Rip Van Winkle, waking up after long slumber. But think of it, he's really had only one mediocre IPL
— Cricketwallah (@cricketwallah) May 21, 2016
— Sir Ravindra Jadeja (@SirJadeja) May 21, 2016
MSD finishing a successful chase with a six in IPL:
vs KKR, 2008 (M Karthik)
vs KXIP, 2010 (I Pathan)
vs KXIP, 2016 (A Patel)#RPSvKXIP
— Bharath Seervi (@SeerviBharath) May 21, 2016
Take a bow CHAMPION MS Dhoni !