How MS Dhoni Predicted Kieron Pollard’s Destruction During the MI vs. CSK IPL 2022 Match. MS Dhoni planned the dismissal of Kieron Pollard. Who was batting on 14 off 8 deliveries, during the 17th over of the Mumbai Indians’ innings.
Mumbai Indians and Chennai Super Kings, two of the most successful teams in Indian Premier League (IPL) history. Faced off in Match 33 of the ongoing IPL season on Thursday at the DY Patil Stadium in Navi Mumbai. Despite their rich history in the tournament, both MI and CSK have had slow starts to the current season. While CSK is ninth in the points table, MI is at the bottom, having failed to win a single game so far. MS Dhoni rolled back the years with a match-winning performance with the bat as both teams faced off on Thursday.
With CSK needing 156 runs to win, Dhoni smashed an unbeaten 28 off 18 balls to help the four-time champions score 17 runs off the final over.
During Mumbai’s innings, however, Dhoni once again demonstrated why he is regarded as one of the sharpest minds in world cricket.
Dhoni planned Kieron Pollard’s dismissal during the 17th over.
How MS Dhoni Predicted Kieron Pollard’s Downfall
Dhoni decided to make a slight change to the field placement while Pollard was batting on 14 off 8 deliveries.
Dhoni put Shivam Dube in at straight long-on.
Maheesh Theekshana of Sri Lanka bowled a short-pitched delivery that Pollard attempted to hit over the bowler’s head for a six.
He didn’t clear the boundary, however, and holed out straight to Dube, who was almost standing in line with the stumps near the boundary line.
CSK won their second game of the tournament, but they are still ranked ninth in the table.
MI, on the other hand, became the first team in IPL history to lose their first seven games.