Once a captain, always a captain. The expression works out positively for former India and CSK captain MS Dhoni who struck gold on the field again with his sharp cricketing brain. Mumbai Indians started on a negative note subsequent to being asked to bat first in Match 33 of IPL 2022. Tilak Varma and Kieron Pollard were hoping to open their arms in the business end of the innings and this is when Dhoni used his sharp cricketing brain to dismiss the huge West Indian.
MS Dhoni knew Pollard planned to pursue spinner Theekshana, Pollard had smashed him for a six in the past over too.
That’s why Dhoni moved the long-on fielder to a more straightish long-on, right on the ropes. This was a challenge to Pollard as he gets a kick out of the chance to hit the ball straight down the ground. Pollard is known for taking on such challenges and Dhoni took a bet on that. The move filled in as Theekshana bowled a flattish carrom ball, Pollard hoped to go aerial however found the hands of Dube in the deep.
Mumbai Indians (Playing XI): Rohit Sharma (c), Ishan Kishan (wk), Dewald Brevis, Suryakumar Yadav, Tilak Varma, Kieron Pollard, Daniel Sams, Hrithik Shokeen, Riley Meredith, Jaydev Unadkat, Jasprit Bumrah
Chennai Super Kings (Playing XI): Ruturaj Gaikwad, Robin Uthappa, Ambati Rayudu, Shivam Dube, Ravindra Jadeja (c), MS Dhoni (wk), Dwaine Pretorius, Dwayne Bravo, Mitchell Santner, Maheesh Theekshana, Mukesh Choudhary
What field set man , just too epic
God Dhoni 🙏 pic.twitter.com/cif9bbsyu4
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