MS Dhoni scored an unbeaten 16-run knock off six balls at Mumbai’s Brabourne Stadium.
MS Dhoni is off to a good start with the bat for the Chennai Super Kings (CSK) in the ongoing Indian Premier League (IPL) 2022 season.
The wicketkeeper-batter stepped down as CSK captain ahead of the IPL 2022 season opener. Handing over the reins to Ravindra Jadeja. The IPL 2022 began on March 26 with Dhoni scoring an unbeaten half-century at Mumbai’s Wankhede Stadium. Despite his unbeaten 50-run knock off 38 balls, the veteran couldn’t prevent CSK from losing by six wickets to KKR. The 40-year-old displayed his batting form once more in Match 7 against the Lucknow Super Giants (LSG) at Mumbai’s Brabourne Stadium. Coming in to bat in the 19th over, the 2011 ODI World Cup winner smashed the first delivery for a massive six.
After receiving a short delivery from Avesh Khan, the former CSK captain smashed it over extra cover and into the stands for a six.
Here’s a video of Dhoni’s first-ball six against LSG:
Dhoni scored 16 runs off six balls to maintain his unbeaten record against Lucknow. He also smacked two fours to round out his whirlwind total.
Meanwhile, opener Robin Uthappa was in fine form, slamming 50 runs off 27 balls, including eight fours and a six.
CSK finished with 210 for seven in 20 overs, with Shivam Dube falling short of a half-century.
However, half-centuries from Quinton de Kock and Evin Lewis broke CSK hearts as LSG recorded their first-ever IPL victory by completing the target in 19.3 overs with six wickets remaining.