IPL 2024:- MS Dhoni hits 101m six during his sensational innings against LSG

Taking the field at the Bharat Ratna Shri Atal Bihari Vajpayee Ekana Cricket Stadium in Lucknow, MS Dhoni showcased his brilliance with the bat, captivating the audience with his electrifying performance.

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MS Dhoni played sensational innings against LSG.

Since stepping down from the captaincy and passing the baton to Ruturaj Gaikwad in the 2024 Indian Premier League (IPL), MS Dhoni has experienced a renaissance in his batting approach, characterized by a newfound freedom and aggressive flair.

This transformation was evident in CSK’s recent encounter against LSG on April 19, a match that also marked both CSK’s and Dhoni’s 16th IPL anniversary.

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Taking the field at the Bharat Ratna Shri Atal Bihari Vajpayee Ekana Cricket Stadium in Lucknow, Dhoni showcased his brilliance with the bat, captivating the audience with his electrifying performance. His unbeaten knock of 28 runs from just 9 balls was a testament to his skill and prowess as a batsman.

Dhoni’s innings comprised two boundaries and an equal number of towering sixes, which not only entertained the crowd but also played a crucial role in propelling CSK to a competitive total of 176/6 in their allotted 20 overs.

What stood out most in Dhoni’s innings was his ability to accelerate the scoring rate and inject momentum into the innings during the latter stages. Coming in to bat at No. 8, Dhoni seized the opportunity to unleash his trademark power-hitting, dispatching the ball to all parts of the ground with consummate ease.

His aggressive approach was particularly evident in the penultimate over, where he took the attack to the opposition bowlers, notably left-arm pacer Mohsin Khan, whom he dispatched for a boundary and a colossal six that sailed 101 meters into the stands.

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In the final over, Dhoni continued his onslaught, showing no mercy to Yash Thakur, who has a notable 5-wicket haul in the IPL to his name. Dhoni’s calculated aggression ensured that CSK amassed 19 runs in the last over, further bolstering their total and putting pressure on the opposition.

What makes Dhoni’s performance even more remarkable is his consistency and longevity in the IPL. With 65 sixes to his name in the 20th over of the IPL, Dhoni has established himself as a dominant force in the shortest format of the game. Moreover, his tally of 87 runs from just 5 innings at a staggering strike-rate of 255.88 in the ongoing edition of the IPL is a testament to his enduring class and ability to adapt to the demands of modern T20 cricket.

In addition to his exploits with the bat, MS Dhoni also achieved a significant milestone during the match, surpassing the 5000-run mark as a wicketkeeper in the IPL. This feat further cements his legacy as one of the greatest players in the history of the tournament.

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