MS Dhoni has a massive fan following across India and the former captain of the Indian cricket team is greeted with loud roars whenever he walks onto the pitch. The situation was no different on Monday when Chennai Super Kings faced Royal Challengers Bangalore at the M Chinnaswamy Stadium in Bengaluru as the veteran was cheered throughout the game. However, there was one fan who caught the attention of the internet and his placard went viral on social media. The fan came with a banner that read, “All the way from Goa to see Thala Dhoni I sold my bike.”
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Chennai Super Kings clocked in just in time to seal a 444-run win over Royal Challengers Bangalore in an Indian Premier League match here on Monday.
Devon Conway scored 83 off 45 balls while Shivam Dube scored 52 off 27 balls, helping CSK post 226 for six after being asked to bat first. In response, RCB’s team got out after scoring 218 runs for eight wickets.
RCB skipper Faf du Plessis (62 off 33 balls) and Glenn Maxwell (76 off 36) gave CSK a 126-run partnership for the third wicket till they stayed at the crease.
RCB got off to a dreadful start as they lost Virat Kohli, who played to the bowling of Akash Singh. There could have been more success for Akash had Mahesh Thikshana not dropped Mahipal Lomror’s skier at mid-off.
Lomror, however, did not last long and was dismissed by Ruturaj Gaikwad at cover point. Maxwell meant business as he hit Akash for two sixes in the next over, while du Plessis hit Deshpande for two fours and a six.
Du Plessis showed off his strokes and Akash bore the brunt of his anger in the next over, hitting two fours and a six.
Du Plessis and Maxwell were at their ferocious best and did not spare any of the CSK bowlers who were hitting fours and sixes.
While du Plessis brought up his half-century in just 23 balls, Maxwell’s half-century came in 24 balls. The Australian then hit a massive six as RCB reached 121 for two in 10 overs.
Tikshana had the last laugh when he lofted Maxwell, who was hitting a skier in search of the big shot, and MS Dhoni did the rest to break the dangerous partnership. To make matters worse for RCB, du Plessis walked away in the next over, handing Dhoni another skier off the bowling of Meen Ali.
With 58 needed off the last five overs, the experienced Dinesh Karthik kept RCB in the hunt with some cheeky fours and was given a life by Ruturaj Gaikwad off Deshpande in the 17th over. But Karthik was dismissed by Tushar Deshpande (3/45) to end RCB’s hopes.