In the 16th season of the Indian Premier League (IPL), MS Dhoni rallied his men for the final time at the Chepauk. When previous champions CSK faced fierce rivals Kolkata Knight Riders (KKR) at the MA Chidambaram Stadium in the IPL 2023, former India captain MS Dhoni, a leader, great tactician, and true legend of the game, had an emotional outing.
MS Dhoni Legend of the Legends
Sunil Gavaskar one of test batting legend of India had no hesitation on bowing down to the legend of legends MS Dhoni. Gavaskar in person run in to MS and asked MS to sign his autograph on Sunil’s shirt. Being himself a legend, Gavaskar was so happy to receive autograph from his successor. Sunil gavaskar ended up saying “Players like him come once in a century, not even once in a generation,”
MS Dhoni has been retired from all format of the international game. But thankfully he is still giving his service to the CSK as a captain in Indian Premier League. His record his game reading ability his personality differs him not only from the current generation but from the whole cricket fraternity till date.
MS Dhoni as CSK Player
Let us dive into MS Dhoni’s IPL career as a player as a batsman. The man is known for his power hitting and back of the end there is no such player who can even come close to his caliber. He is known as destructive a finisher who knows to take the match deep and win the game for the team from an impossible situation. His calm and compose attitude toward any situation of the game provides him the ability to finish the game by his own.
MS Dhoni has played 246 games and have scored 5076 runs which makes him in the 7th position of top scorer in IPL history. He has an healthy average of 39+ in IPL. After playing almost a 250 games he has a strike rate of 136.01. With 24 half centuries, 349 fours, 239 sixes, 141 catches and 41 stumping makes him a profitable investment for CSK.
MS Dhoni as CSK Captain
In 2010, 2011, 2018, and 2021, the former India captain had steered CSK to the championship and in the years 2008, 2012, 2013, 2015, and 2019, Dhoni’s four-time champion team finished in second place. Dhoni has amassed over 5000 runs in his IPL career to date. Hit over 200 sixes, and holds the record for both the most caps and the most dismissals in the lucrative IPL.
MS Dhoni Stats as Captain in IPL.
|84 not out off 48 balls vs Royal Challengers Bangalore in 2019
|Innings as Wicketkeeper
|Matches as Captain
MSD final outing in front of Chepauk Crowd
Sad but true. One day every player have to leave the ground forever but being a CSK fan that is hard to digest of MSD’s farewell. Fan wants to see MS on and on in every season of IPL but that would never be possible. And last night in Chepauk was the sign that MS is leaving the ground for ever as he greeted and thanks the crowd for being the absolute support throughout his IPL Career. That was an emotional outing as the favorite man in Chennai is biding good bye and his fan never going to see him leading CSK in yellow jersey ever after this season,
Fans hopping to see him again in next season but his health issue is also not willing him to give hope to his fans. He has created everlasting memory with CSK fans that going to remains with fans till the end.