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IPL 2018: Harbhajan Singh Lauds MS Dhoni’s Vintage Knock

sportzwiki 2018-04-16 00:00:00
MS Dhoni of the Chennai Superkings bats during match twelve of the Vivo Indian Premier League 2018 (IPL 2018) between the Kings XI Punjab and the Chennai Super Kings held at the Punjab Cricket Association IS Bindra Stadium in Mohali on the 15th April 2018. Photo by: Deepak Malik / IPL/ SPORTZPICS

Chennai Super Kings (CSK) spinner Harbhajan Singh showered heaps of praise on his teammate and skipper, MS Dhoni post his mind-boggling knock against the Kings XI Punjab (KXIP) earlier on Sunday at Mohali.

Meanwhile, this edition of Indian Premier League saw another last-over thriller, as CSK fell short of four runs against the host.

Meanwhile, MS Dhoni, with his severe back injury, tried his level best but failed four runs short. The vintage Dhoni was on offer, as he scored 79 runs off just 44 deliveries.

With 17 runs required from the last over, CSK failed to repeat their heroics from their game against Kolkata. Mohit Sharma held his nerves to take his team to victory.

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Ambati Rayadu (49) and Ravindra Jadeja (19) also tried their level best and failed, as CSK suffered their first loss of the season.

However, previously, Punjab banking on Chris Gayle (66) and KL Rahul’s (37) blistering start to post a huge total of 197. The middle-order also chipped in useful contribution to helping Punjab close in on the 200-run mark.

Dhoni came to the crease after the departure of last match hero, Sam Billings. Although he started off very slow, but soon picked the gears. He went after every bowler, as they went in search of the leather. Moreover, Dhoni’s knock included six boundaries and five towering sixes.

Credit: BCCI

After the match, Harbhajan immediately took to Twitter to laud his skipper. He also congratulated KXIP on their win.

Take a bow @msdhoni OLD IS GOLD @ChennaiIPL vs @lionsdenkxip congratulations kings 11.. @IPL

— Harbhajan Turbanator (@harbhajan_singh) April 15, 2018

“,” Harbhajan tweeted.

Meanwhile, the veteran spinner had a poor game, as he went over ten runs per over. However, Harbhajan will be keen to strike back early and make a strong case for himself.

Moreover, the Super Kings will play their next game against Rajasthan Royals on April 20 at their rescheduled home venue in Pune.