Mumbai Indians captain Rohit Sharma said after the three-wicket defeat to Chennai Super Kings (CSK) in a thrilling IPL 2022 match on April 22 that Mahendra Singh Dhoni and (Dwayne) Pretorius took away the match in the end. Dhoni (28 not out) played his role of finisher brilliantly to give CSK the last-ball victory, giving Mumbai Indians their seventh consecutive defeat. Mumbai Indians had recovered from a poor start from Tilak Verma’s unbeaten 51-run half-century to post a respectable score of 155 for seven.
CSK’s poor fielding also contributed to Mumbai Indians’ score of more than 150 runs, which gave life to the players of the opposition team many times, and only captain Jadeja failed to take the catch twice. CSK’s left-arm medium-pacer Mukesh Chaudhary performed brilliantly, taking three wickets for 19 runs in three overs, which included taking two wickets in the very first over. This made him the player of the match.
What did Rohit say? (IPL 2022 Rohit)
After the match, Rohit said, despite losing the early wickets, we were able to make a good score. We put up a good challenge and the bowlers kept us in the match. But we all know what a laid-back MS Dhoni can do. In the end, Dhoni and (Dwayne) Pretorius took the match away from us. We kept the pressure on him till the end. It is difficult to point fingers at the top order.
IPL 2022 Rohit
Mumbai’s top order was settled cheaply in this match. In this regard, Rohit said, if you lose two or three wickets early then it will be difficult. After that, you have to keep fighting all the time in the match. We had reached a respectable score through which we felt that we could keep them under pressure. I think we kept them under pressure till the last over. But in the end, MS and Pretorius gave them victory.
Playoff ticket removed from Mumbai
Mumbai has lost seven consecutive matches in IPL 2022. Although officially she is not out of the tournament yet. But now Mumbai’s going to the playoffs will be nothing short of a miracle. If he gets victory in the remaining seven matches, then only the equations of reaching the playoffs will sit. For Mumbai, the form of captain Rohit Sharma and opener Ishan Kishan is a matter of concern. Both of them could not even open an account against CSK.
MS Dhoni’s bat roared, Ravindra Jadeja bowed down, Rayudu joined hands, Video Viral
In IPL 2022, due to the stormy batting of Mahendra Singh Dhoni in the last overs, Chennai Super Kings defeated Mumbai Indians by three wickets. After this result, CSK captain Ravindra Jadeja bowed down in front of him. Along with this, Ambati Rayudu also joined hands after seeing MS Dhoni’s finishing. After the result of the match, many players of Mumbai Indians also became fans of Dhoni’s game. At the same time, the CSK camp was completely shown in his respect. Mumbai Indians had got hold of the match but Dhoni, who was adept at winning the last overs, showed the same old wonder in the end.
When Dhoni was going towards the dressing room after winning the match, Ravindra Jadeja bowed down and saluted him. The CSK captain thanked Dhoni for finishing the match in a way. At the same time, the team’s senior batsman Ambati Rayudu also appeared in the same style. Before shaking hands with Dhoni, he folded his hands and showed that he salutes his ability. The rest of the CSK players were also very impressed with MS Dhoni’s game. A member of the support staff working as CSK’s bat even saluted him.
Jadeja bowed before Dhoni
Nobody finishes cricket matches like him and yet again MS Dhoni 28* (13) shows why he is the best finisher. A four off the final ball to take @ChennaiIPL home.
— IndianPremierLeague (@IPL) April 21, 2022
What did Jadeja say about Dhoni?
In the post-match presentation, Ravindra Jadeja spoke openly about Dhoni and the last overs of the match. He said, the way the match was going, we were very tense. But we knew that the great finisher of the game is playing and if he plays the last ball, he will end the match. Dhoni showed the world that he is still the finisher of the match.
Rayudu joins Dhoni
What happened in the last overs
CSK needed 42 runs in the last three overs. Dwayne Pretorius (22) hit a six in the 18th over and Dhoni hit a four to add 14 runs. CSK scored 11 runs in the 19th over. In the final over, 17 were to be made in six balls, in which Pretorius (22) was dismissed leg before by Unadkat on the first ball. On the second, Bravo scored a run and Dhoni hit a six towards the site screen and then a four on a short fine leg. Two runs were scored in the fifth ball and four runs were to be scored in the last ball. Dhoni gave the team victory by hitting four comfortably.