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WATCH: Dhoni Gifts Match Ball To Young Fan After Wankhede Stadium Showdown

Amidst his whirlwind innings of 20 runs off just 4 balls, he took a moment during the mid-innings break to hand one of the match balls to a young fan, creating a heartwarming moment

Edited By : Aniket Raj | Updated: Apr 15, 2024 09:29 IST
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MS Dhoni made a triumphant comeback at the Wankhede Stadium, reminiscent of his World Cup heroics. The former CSK captain left a lasting impression on fans as he showcased a sensational display of power hitting against MI captain Hardik Pandya during an IPL 2024 El Clasico on Sunday, April 14. Dhoni entered the crease with just four deliveries remaining in the final over and effortlessly dispatched three of them for towering sixes, leaving the crowd in awe.

The atmosphere at the Wankhede Stadium reached fever pitch as MS Dhoni strode out to bat for CSK, and he departed the field during the mid-innings break, leaving behind a touching moment. Dhoni swiftly made his way off the field after his explosive innings of 20 runs off just 4 balls. Yet, as he ascended the iconic Wankhede Stadium stairs, Dhoni paused to retrieve one of the match balls he had dispatched into the stands. With a heartwarming gesture, he then handed it to a young fan eagerly waiting along the fence, providing a memorable experience for the admirer of the cricketing superstar.

As captured by TV cameras, Dhoni’s thoughtful gesture was a testament to his commitment to ensuring fans received their money’s worth during his cameo appearance at the electrifying Wankhede Stadium. The venue echoed with thunderous cheers for him, solidifying his status as a crowd favorite.

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MS Dhoni displayed his vintage form as he unleashed a blistering assault on Hardik Pandya, leaving him struggling to find answers. Pandya’s delivery offerings to Dhoni were deemed subpar, a fact that elicited frustration from the legendary Sunil Gavaskar in the commentary box.

Dhoni’s late surge ensured that the Super Kings set a formidable total of 206 for 4 on the scoreboard. Hardik Pandya, on the other hand, conceded 26 runs in the final over, concluding his three-over spell with figures of 43 runs and 2 wickets. CSK clinched victory in the match, triumphing by a margin of 20 runs.

Also Read: ‘Worst Kind Of Bowling..’ Sunil Gavaskar On Hardik Pandya’s 20th Over vs CSK

First published on: Apr 15, 2024 09:29 AM IST

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