In the first qualifying match of IPL 2023 which was played between Gujarat Titans and Chennai Super Kings, Gujarat won the toss and decided to bowl. Batting first, Chennai put 172 runs on the board for 7 wickets in 20 overs. On behalf of the team, Ruturaj Gaikwad played the largest innings of 60 runs. At the same time, the team captain, Mahendra Singh Dhoni, appeared to be a complete failure. Dhoni, who came to bat at number seven, returned to the pavilion after scoring 1 run on just 2 balls.
In an important match like a qualifier, the fans expected a good tackle or some limits from Dhoni, but in this match, Thala could not live up to their expectations. Dhoni came out to bat on the 19th. Ambati Radu was dismissed by Rashid Khan on the last ball of the 18th. After this, Dhoni reached the crease.
As soon as he reached the crease, a different echo was seen in the stadium. However, this echo could not last long. Dhoni took a single on ball two off Mohit Sharma who came on to pitch the 19th. This was the first ball of Dhoni’s innings.
Following this, on the fifth ball of the over, Dhoni reached the box for the second time and this time wanted to hit Mohit Sharma’s slower ball to the opposite side, but Hardik Pandya, who was there, caught the catch and made it. walk. After Dhoni’s wicket, there was complete silence on the ground.
In IPL 2023, Dhoni has batted in 11 innings of 15 matches, scoring 104 runs at an average of 34.67 and a strike rate of 185.71. Dhoni has played many small and big innings for the team during this period, in which his highest score has been 32 not out.