Ruturaj Gaikwad Congratulates MS Dhoni, The “Young Wicketkeeper,” for Hitting Three Straight Sixes Against MI | WATCH

Ruturaj Gaikwad, the captain of the Chennai Super Kings, saved the most praise for the great MS Dhoni, attributing his three sixes to CSK’s victory against the Mumbai Indians in Sunday’s IPL 2024 match, which took place at Wankhede Stadium in Mumbai (April 14). After coming out to bat at No. 6, the right-handed hitter helped CSK record 206 runs for the loss of four wickets in 20 overs by hitting three sixes in the first three balls he faced.

With a 500 strike rate, Dhoni faced four balls and scored 20 runs. In the end, CSK won the game by a score of 20 runs thanks to his late cameo.

Dhoni once again concluded in style in what may have been his last game at Wankhede Stadium, when on April 2, 2011, he hit a historic six to help India defeat Sri Lanka in the ODI World Cup final. It was entertaining to witness his three consecutive sixes against Hardik Pandya, and Gaikwad acknowledged this in his post-match remarks.

He described Dhoni as a youthful wicketkeeper and said that CSK benefited from his three sixes, which ultimately proved to be the difference.

Three sixes later in the order by a teenage wicketkeeper. Gaikwad said, “I think it helped a lot, and I feel that’s the difference in the end.”

In the encounter between MI and CSK, Dhoni played his 250th match for the team. On the third ball of the 20th over, he struck his first six of the game, making history as the second player after Suresh Raina to achieve 5000 runs for the Chennai Super Kings.

In addition to Dhoni’s three sixes and the half-centuries from Gaikwad and Shivam Dube in the match against MI, Matheesha Pathirana, a pacer from Sri Lanka, was a major factor as well. With four wickets in four overs, he helped CSK successfully defend the 206 runs total.

In addition to praising Pathirana, Ruturaj gave thanks to Shardul Thakur and Tushar Deshpande for converting the match in CSK’s favor with their respective last over totals of only 2 and 3 runs, respectively.

“Today, our Malinga bowled incredibly well; he hit those yorkers.” In addition, Tushar and Shardul performed well, Gaikwad remarked.
With eight points from their victory on Sunday, CSK—the five-time champions—occupy third position in the standings. This was CSK’s fourth IPL 2024 victory.

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