IPL 2022: MS Dhoni crushed Avesh Khan for a six on the very first ball he saw.© BCCI/IPL
MS Dhoni has made a good start with the bat for Chennai Super Kings (CSK) in the ongoing Indian Premier League (IPL) 2022 season. The wicketkeeper batter stepped down from the CSK captaincy ahead of the IPL 2022 season opener and carried on the role over to Ravindra Jadeja. IPL 2022 kicked off on March 26 and Dhoni registered an unbeaten half-century at the Wankhede Stadium in Mumbai. Despite his unbeaten run of 50 runs off 38 balls, the veteran was unable to avoid defeat for CSK, with Kolkata Knight Riders (KKR) winning by six wickets. Once again, the 40-year-old demonstrated his batting form in match 7 against Lucknow Super Giants (LSG) at Mumbai’s Brabourne Stadium. The 2011 ODI World Cup came over in the 19th, crushing the first delivery for a monstrous six.
The former CSK captain received a short delivery from Avesh Khan, slammed it over extra cover and it flew into the stands in front of a massive six.
Here is the video of Dhoni’s first six ball against LSG:
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Dhoni registered 16 runs from six balls and went unbeaten against Lucknow. He also hammered two fours to increase his maximum whirlwind.
Meanwhile, opener Robin Uthappa was in excellent batting form, hitting 50 runs off 27 balls, rattling with eight fours and a six.
Shivam Dube missed half a century when CSK finally booked 210 for seven in 20 overs.
However, half-centuries of Quinton de Kock and Evin Lewis broke CSK’s hearts as LSG recorded their first-ever IPL win by resetting the goal to 19.3 overs with six wickets remaining.
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