Chennai Super Kings skipper MS Dhoni’s lackluster IPL 2021 continued on Thursday (October 7) towards Punjab Kings in Dubai. The former India captain scored simply 12 off 15 balls earlier than being undone by younger PBKS leg-spinner Ravi Bishnoi.
Since IPL 2020, that is the sixth time that Dhoni has been dismissed by a leg-spinner and averages simply 13.7 towards the wrist spinners. In IPL 2021, Dhoni hasn’t managed to cross 100 runs – scoring simply 96 runs in 14 league matches at a strike-rate of simply 95.
On Thursday, Dhoni managed a few boundaries off Bishnoi however was bamboozled by the PBKS leggie’s googly as CSK slumped to 61/5 in 12 overs after being despatched into bat first. Social media was full of messages from heart-broken Dhoni followers.
Here are a number of the tweets after Dhoni’s low cost dismissal…
MS Dhoni within the UAE leg of #IPL2021
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— Rider Provider (@meRiderProvider) October 7, 2021
— Krishnadev Roy (@the_krishnadev) October 7, 2021
MS Dhoni followers proper now : pic.twitter.com/ruJI63mtJ5
— Ayush Singh (@IamAyushSingh24) October 7, 2021
Meanwhile, former India opener Gautam Gambhir mentioned that Dhoni continues to be a far cry from being a ‘threat’ to the bowlers. “He must bat to be a menace. He does not bat sufficient balls within the sport, so he must bat first,” Gambhir mentioned on ESPNCricinfo.
West Indies legend Ian Bishop additionally echoed the previous Kolkata Knight Riders skipper’s feedback saying: “Yeah, Dhoni doesn’t seem to be firing so there are other guys, certainly Ravindra Jadeja, that I would like to see get more batting opportunities. I think we’ve seen that over the course of this season, Dhoni doesn’t seem like he’ll recapture his form.”
Earlier, the previous India captain made it clear that he’ll be a part of the Indian Premier League (IPL) in 2022, the CSK skipper expressed his doubts whether or not he’ll be a part of the Chennai franchise subsequent season.
Dhoni was requested at toss of the IPL 2021 conflict towards Punjab Kings whether or not he’ll be seen in ‘yellow’ in 2022 and the wicketkeeper-batsman affirmed the identical.
“You’ll see me in yellow next season but whether I’ll be playing for CSK you never know,” Dhoni instructed former New Zealand paceman Danny Morrison. “There are a lot of uncertainties coming up, two new teams are coming, we don’t know what the retention rules are and so on,” the CSK skipper added.