Mahendra Singh Dhoni is still hungry to score runs, and Chennai Super Kings’ hopes are intact in the Indian Premier League (IPL). For captain Ravindra Jadeja, both these things matter. Chennai has won only two out of the seven matches so far. These include a three-wicket win against Mumbai Indians on Thursday night. The hero of this victory was Dhoni, who hit the winning four on the last ball. Chennai registered a memorable victory over their arch-rivals with Dhoni’s unbeaten 28 off 13 balls.
Mahendra Singh Dhoni Is Still Hungry For Runs!
Jadeja said after the match that it is perfect that he is still hungry (for no more wins). His rhythm remains. We stay calm because we know that he will win the match for us if he is at the crease till the last over. He said we were tense, but we were confident that he (Dhoni) was present at the crease and would end the match successfully. He has won many games for India and in the IPL, and we knew he would end the game successfully. Dhoni played the role of ‘finisher’ well, like in his old days.
Chennai needed 17 runs in the last over. In such a situation, Dhoni hit a six on the third ball of Jaydev Unadkat and a four on the fourth ball. He remained calm, and on the last ball, he hit the winning boundary at short fine leg. Jadeja said that looking at how the match was progressing, we were under pressure.
There was pressure on both the teams as the best finisher in the world was at the crease. But we knew that if he (Dhoni) stayed till the last ball, we would win the match. We were confident that he would not miss the previous two-three balls, and luckily it happened.
Jadeja also praised pacer Mukesh Chaudhary, who played a crucial role in faltering Mumbai’s top order. “When he (Chowdhary) was a net bowler with us, we saw that he was bowling well and swinging the ball. He has good skill in turning the new ball, and that’s why we kept him in the team. We had faith in him that he would take wickets. He bowled well and took wickets.