IPL 2024: Twitter goes wild as DC beat CSK despite MS Dhoni’s fireworks

Apr 1, 2024

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The clash between Delhi Capitals (DC) and Chennai Super Kings (CSK) in the Indian Premier League (IPL) 2024 at Visakhapatnam was nothing short of a roller-coaster ride for cricket aficionados. Amidst a display of talent and skill, it was DC who emerged victorious, clinching their maiden win of the tournament, while CSK’s valiant effort fell short.

Prithvi Shaw and David Warner lay the foundation

Opting to bat after winning the toss, DC’s opening duo of Prithvi Shaw (43) and David Warner (52) ignited the pitch with their aggressive batting display. Shaw’s audacious stroke-making complemented Warner’s experienced approach, laying a robust groundwork that left the CSK bowlers searching for solutions. Their relentless assault not only propelled the scoreboard but also infused the DC team with unwavering confidence.

Rishabh Pant bolsters the innings with a well-made fifty

Following Shaw and Warner’s explosive start, Rishabh Pant continued to fortify the DC innings with an outstanding fifty. Pant’s adeptness at piercing through the field and igniting the run rate contributed crucial runs to DC’s tally as the team finished at a strong total of 191/5, exerting significant pressure on the CSK bowling lineup.

Matheesha Pathirana’s bowling brilliance

However, amidst DC’s dominance, Matheesha Pathirana emerged as a beacon of hope for CSK with his exceptional bowling performance. The young pacer showcased his talent by scalping three crucial wickets, momentarily shifting the momentum in CSK’s favor.

CSK’s resilient chase

Chasing a challenging target, CSK faced early setbacks with the loss of key wickets. Yet, the resilience shown by Ajinkya Rahane (45) and Daryl Mitchell (34) injected hope into their chase. Their partnership provided stability, keeping CSK in the hunt despite the mounting pressure.

Also WATCH: Matheesha Pathirana bowls fiery yorkers to send Mitchell Marsh and Tristan Stubbs packing in DC vs CSK clash

MS Dhoni turns back the clock with his power hitting

The arrival of Ravindra Jadeja (21 runs off 17 balls) and the vintage display by MS Dhoni (37 runs off 16 balls) further fueled CSK’s aspirations, evoking nostalgia among fans with Dhoni’s trademark fireworks towards the end.

DC’s bowling fortress

However, DC’s bowlers proved to be the ultimate deciders of the match. With precision and discipline, they contained CSK’s surge, denying them the opportunity to capitalize on the momentum. Despite Dhoni’s late heroics, DC’s bowlers held their nerve, ensuring that CSK fell short of the target, sealing a well-deserved victory for their team.

Here’s how Twitter reacted:

Rishabh Pant is well and truly back. Brilliant inning this. #DCvsCSK

— Irfan Pathan (@IrfanPathan) March 31, 2024

Dhoni at the crease is sheer unscripted drama. You have to be here to feel this fandom.

— Harsha Bhogle (@bhogleharsha) March 31, 2024

How amazing is it to see Rishabh Pant back on the cricket pitch by the way 👏👏👏 pic.twitter.com/nfhLLxZNKo

— England’s Barmy Army 🏴󠁧󠁢󠁥󠁮󠁧󠁿🎺 (@TheBarmyArmy) March 31, 2024

Vintage Dhoni 👌#TATAIPL fans were treated to some strong hitting by MS Dhoni

Watch the match LIVE on @JioCinema and @StarSportsIndia 💻📱#DCvCSK | @ChennaiIPL pic.twitter.com/eF4JsOwmsa

— IndianPremierLeague (@IPL) March 31, 2024

ONE-HANDED RISHABH + ONE-HANDED DHONI IN THE SAME GAME!

— Delhi Capitals (@DelhiCapitals) March 31, 2024

LONG HAIR MS DHONI IS STILL THE SAME BEAST AFTER 20 YEARS. NOSTALGIA. pic.twitter.com/ypxK4rYLYh

— R A T N I S H (@LoyalSachinFan) March 31, 2024

Appreciation post for #KhaleelAhmed and #MukeshKumar 👏👏🔥
It is always very difficult to beat CSK in their own backyard, but these two made sure that CSK remained in the backseat throughout the chase. Brilliant efforts. #IPL2024 #CSKvsDC pic.twitter.com/B4ENXAt71R

— Ridhima Pathak (@PathakRidhima) March 31, 2024

Only for MS Dhoni can the crowd go crazy when victory is already out of reach! Vizag loves Thala as much as Chepauk & he doesn’t disappoint. Mahi mar raha hai!
Btw how good was Mukesh Kumar in the death?Was he the difference between the two sides?#CAKvsDCpic.twitter.com/vODlv0SWy9

— Pranav Pratap Singh (@PranavMatraaPPS) March 31, 2024

The Vintage Rishabh Pant is Back 🔥🥰 https://t.co/FeA0WxoaMH

— anxnd (@slogg_sweep) March 31, 2024

Vintage Dhoni is back 🥺💛#WhistlePodu #IPLonStar @MSDhoni pic.twitter.com/pgRsgeA3nV

— DHONI Era™ 🤩 (@TheDhoniEra) March 31, 2024

Fifty by David Warner in 32 balls!

The IPL GOAT once again steps up and delivers, the consistency of Warner in the IPL is unbelievable. 💥 pic.twitter.com/FYPrvwRITq

— Mufaddal Vohra (@mufaddal_vohra) March 31, 2024

Told everyone to not underestimate Delhi Capitals, a team full of potential match winners. Hopefully they will learn.

— Silly Point (@FarziCricketer) March 31, 2024

Also READ: Here’s why Mumbai Indians couldn’t trade Rohit Sharma to Delhi Capitals before IPL 2024

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