Knowing the reality, MS Dhoni took DRS.
Delhi: The evening of 20 May was very pleasant for Chennai Super Kings. ms dhoni Under the captaincy of the team, the team made its place in the playoffs of IPL 2023. In their last league match of the season, Chennai needed a win and got the job done by defeating Delhi Capitals by 77 runs. This victory was enough to make the fans happy, but just a few balls before the match was pocketed, Dhoni won the hearts of the fans with his special style.
Chennai needed a win in this match to reach the playoffs. His work was done by the excellent innings of Rituraj Gaikwad, Devon Conway and the deadly bowling of Deepak Chahar. Chennai’s victory was decided long back. Even then the match had to be played till the last ball of the last over. Something very special happened in this last over itself.
Dhoni started laughing at himself
Spinner Mahish Teekshana got the wicket of Lalit Yadav on the third ball of this over. Then on the very next ball, new batsman Kuldeep Yadav also got out LBW. Now only one wicket was left and two balls were left. Teekshana had a chance for a hat-trick. There was an appeal for LBW on the hat-trick ball against number 11 batsman Chetan Sakariya but the umpire rejected it.
This is where Dhoni did a heart-winning job. Teekshana also had an idea that the umpire’s decision was correct. Dhoni also knew this. Nevertheless, he decided to take DRS for the sake of Teekshana’s hat-trick.
He knew it wasn’t lbw, but still went for the review for Theekshana’s hat-trick. Thala ❤️#DCvCSK pic.twitter.com/kDqXxXsdW1
— Ponile Mowa (@ponilemova) May 20, 2023
When Dhoni was indicating DRS, looking at Teekshana, he was also indicating not out by shaking his head. Dhoni was taking this review just for fun and in such a situation a smile came on his face too. After all, what everyone knew happened. The decision remained not out.
His smile is worth everything, thank you theekshana!! pic.twitter.com/gnxYUVjX5B
— Anju♡ (@JuInAWonderland) May 20, 2023
Drama even on the last ball
However, after this there was an appeal for LBW again on the last ball and this time the umpire raised his finger. The match had already been decided. Delhi had been defeated but the drama was still pending. The last batsman Sakariya also took DRS in fun and surprising everyone, the decision came in his favor. Means Teekshana could not get that third wicket in the end but the victory definitely came in her account.