Chennai Super Kings’ captain MS Dhoni is also 91 runs short of accomplishing the 5000-run mark in the 2022 edition of the Indian Premier League (IPL).
MS Dhoni of Chennai Super Kings. Courtesy: PTI
- Dhoni scored 21 off 8 against CSK
- CSK are placed 9th in the points table
- Dhoni is also 91 runs short of 5000 IPL runs
Chennai Super Kings (CSK) legend MS Dhoni became the second skipper after Virat Kohli to notch 6000 runs as a captain in T20s. Prior to CSK’s match against Delhi Capitals (DC) on Sunday, May 8 at the Dr. DY Patil Sports Academy in Mumbai, the 40-year-old batter needed four runs to join Royal Challengers Bangalore’s (RCB) Kohli in the unique list.
After CSK being put into bat first, Dhoni came to the crease in the 18th over after Mitchell Marsh got rid of Shivam Dube, who scored a quick-fire 19-ball 32 with the help of two fours and as many sixes. Dhoni began his innings by taking a dot ball from Marsh. He then smashed the bowler with a huge six to the long-on fence.
The shot also helped him join the 33-year-old Kohli in the elite club. The Jharkhand-born Dhoni played a handy cameo of 21 runs off eight balls with the help of one four and two sixes, helping the Super Kings post a daunting target of 209 for the Capitals to track down.
MS Dhoni becomes the second captain after Virat Kohli to complete 6000 runs in T20 – two greats in modern Era.
— Johns. (@CricCrazyJohns) May 8, 2022
DHONI 91 RUNS SHORT
Dhoni is also 91 short of accomplishing 5000 runs in the IPL. Kohli, Shikhar Dhawan, Rohit Sharma, David Warner, Suresh Raina and AB de Villiers are the ones who have accomplished the milestone in the cash-rich T20 tournament.
If CSK go on to lose the match against the Capitals, they will officially be the second team after the Mumbai Indians (MI) to get knocked out of IPL 2022. They are currently placed ninth in the points table with three wins and a net run rate of -0.431.