Prithvi Shaw is very impressed with MS Dhoni’s finishing.
Delhi Capitals opener Prithvi Shaw is a fan of legendary wicket-keeper batsman Mahendra Singh Dhoni’s ability to finish the match. He considers himself lucky that he got a chance to see the great captain of Chennai Super Kings up close. Dhoni took the team to the final by playing an unbeaten innings of 18 runs in six balls in difficult conditions in the Indian Premier League qualifier match against the Delhi team on Sunday. With this aggressive innings, Chennai Super Kings won by four wickets and managed to reach the final of the tournament for the ninth time. In the last over of the match, Chennai needed 13 runs to win and Tom Curran was bowling. Karan dismissed Moeen Ali in the first ball. On the second and third balls, Dhoni’s bat took a four, the next ball was wide, then Dhoni hit another four and the team reached the final.
Half-centuries from Shaw (60 off 34 balls) and captain Rishabh Pant (51 off 35 balls) made Delhi a challenging total of 172 for five but Chennai chased the target in 19.4 overs. Prithvi Shaw said in a statement issued by Delhi Capitals, ‘MS Dhoni is the most different, everyone knows this. We have seen him ‘finishing’ the match many times. It is nothing new for them to do this or for us to see them do it. He is definitely a dangerous player whenever he bats. I consider myself lucky to be there and get a chance to see him both as a batsman and as a captain. They put the match out of our reach.
Shaw said – will put full emphasis in the second qualifier
Shaw said it was difficult for him to digest yesterday’s (Sunday) night’s defeat. He said, ‘At the moment we have to support each other. Whether we win or lose, the entire team takes responsibility for our performance. We will try and come back stronger in the next match. It is difficult for the team to digest this defeat. We will have one more chance to qualify for the final and I have faith in everyone in the team. I really believe that we can do something special in the next match and go to the final.
read this also: There is no one like this CSK diamond! Dhoni’s disciple did the wonder that even Kohli-Rohit would have dreamed of!