Chennai Super Kings captain MS Dhoni is someone who is renowned across the world for his brilliance behind the stumps and his stellar skills as a captain. Over the years, his stumpings have become a part of cricketing folklore and it is very rare that he messes with his chances. However, one such instance occurred during the Indian Premier League (IPL) 2023 encounter against Royal Challengers Bangalore on Monday and it could have cost his team dearly. RCB were struggling with the dismissal of Virat Kohli and things could have been worse but Dhoni squandered a simple chance.
RCB skipper Faf du Plessis edged a delivery from Akash Singh but Dhoni could not complete a relatively simple catch. That was the lifeline Du Plessis needed as he smashed 62 off just 33 balls. He also took his team to victory but eventually the hosts lost by 8 runs.
The mistake proved very costly for CSK and it cost them two crucial points as du Plessis smashed 62 off 33 balls, which included five fours and four sixes.
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.