Aussie legend urges MS Dhoni to bat up the order in IPL 2024

Apr 1, 2024

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Chennai Super Kings (CSK) suffered their first defeat of the IPL 2024 season after falling short against Delhi Capitals on Sunday evening. Chasing a target of 192 runs, CSK could only manage 171 in their 20 overs.

Delhi’s batting was spearheaded by fifties from openers Rishabh Pant and David Warner, along with a brisk 43 from Prithvi Shaw. CSK’s chase got off to a shaky start, leaving them in a precarious position when MS Dhoni walked out to bat at number 8.

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Despite the daunting task, Dhoni displayed vintage form, smashing a quickfire 37 runs off just 16 balls. His innings included four boundaries and three massive sixes, with a remarkable 20 runs coming off the last over bowled by Anrich Nortje without taking a single or double. However, Dhoni’s heroics ultimately proved insufficient as CSK fell short by 20 runs.

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Dhoni’s Batting Order Under Scrutiny

Dhoni’s late cameo sparked renewed debate about his batting position in the CSK line-up. Former Australian fast bowler Brett Lee weighed in on the issue, suggesting Dhoni bat higher in the order.

“He was on tonight, he was not rusty,” Lee said on Jio Cinema. “I do want more from him in terms of batting. Get yourself up in the order. He is outstanding, his brain is still nice and sharp, CSK please get MS Dhoni up in the order,” Lee emphasized.

Shane Watson Lauds Dhoni’s Innings 

Despite the loss, Dhoni’s performance garnered praise from fellow cricketers. Shane Watson, speaking on Jio Cinema, highlighted Dhoni’s ability to deliver whenever needed. “Whatever you want from Dhoni, he will give it to you,” said Watson, commending Dhoni’s shot selection.

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While CSK suffered a setback, Dhoni’s late flourish offered a glimpse of his enduring talent and fighting spirit. The debate surrounding his batting position promises to continue as the IPL season progresses.

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