IPL 2018 MS Dhoni, battling back pain, fails to win KXIP encounter but CSK fans aren’t complaining
A grimacing Mahendra Singh Dhoni pulled off a near impossible win for Chennai Super Kings before Kings XI Punjab scraped through with a dramatic four-run victory in the Indian Premier League 2018 at the PCA IS Bindra Stadium on Sunday night.
Dhoni, battling back pain, took the match into the last over with a blistering 79 off 44 balls. However, his valiant effort did not prove to be enough as CSK ended at 193 for five in response to KXIP’s 197 for seven.
— Sir Jadeja fan (@SirJadeja) April 15, 2018
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With 17 needing off the final over, pacer Mohit Sharma did the job for KXIP, who recorded their second win in three games this season. It was the first loss of the season for the Dhoni-led team.However, Dhoni’s exhibition of powerful hitting made the CSK fans forget the narrow defeat.The ex-India captain’s effort was lauded by cricket enthusiasts, former and present cricketers, who took to Twitter to sing praises for the 36-year-old.
— MS Dhoni Fans Official (@msdfansofficial) April 15, 2018