Sanjay Manjrekar says “Coming into such a situation, at this stage if his career is truly a sign of his greatness” in IPL. Manjrekar attributed MS Dhoni’s decision. In to promote himself over Ravindra Jadeja to keep Manjrekar in combination alive out in the middle. Chennai captain made good use of the shorter boundary on the leg side. After Moeen Ali perished on the long side early in the over.
MS Dhoni came in at No.7 when the majority of the people. They were expecting the in-form Ravindra Jadeja to walk out. Dhoni was under pressure given his poor form with the bat. Also, with the required run rate climbing up as well. He managed to strike three boundaries and a maximum out of the six deliveries. Moreover, he faced sending CSK into their ninth IPL final. Sanjay praised MS Dhoni for having the will to walk out. And such risky situations even at the twilight of his career.
“This is his greatness, he has played so many innings like this, where there is so much risk if things don’t go as intended. Coming into such a situation, at this stage of his career is truly a sign of his greatness,” Manjrekar said.
“See, he had to maintain the left hand-right hand combination, but if you see in the eight handers, there was Bravo as an option. But he went the right way, if you compare the batting of both Dhoni and Bravo, I still feel that Dhoni is the better batsman,” Sanjay Manjrekar added.
Lastly, MS Dhoni’s boundaries came on the leg side. Avesh Khan in the penultimate over was hit on the longer side of the ground. But Tom Curran was punished. And then the captain took full advantage of the gaps on the leg side.