World Cup 2011 Vs IPL 2021 : When MS Dhoni Decides to Bat Ahead of Inform Batters

History is being repeate by MS Dhoni, Yes the 40-year-old CSK captain roll back the years as he took his side over the line on Sunday in a nailbiting finish against DC to enter the final.

MS Dhoni’s six-ball 18 prove to make all the difference.

MS came in ahead of Ravindra Jadeja and initially that surprised fans but then Dhoni turn the decision into a masterstroke like he often does.

As CSK coach Stephen Fleming admit that it was the call taken by Dhoni.

MS Dhoni reminded us of the 2011 World Cup final where Mahi promoted himself up the order to hold Yuvraj Singh back against Muttiah Muralitharan.

And the out come of this decision as India went on to lift the WC crown in Mumbai.

Sanjay Manjrekar Said while talking on ESPNCricinfo :

“If you remember, he did this in the 2011 World Cup as well. He promote himself to maintain the left hand-right hand partnership, because Muralidaran had 8 overs remaining,”.

This decision would help Dhoni’s confidence which has low throughout the tournament given his poor run of form.

Fleming Said :

“There was a lot of chat. We spoke more in those 20 overs than we have for a long time. There was a lot of technical discussion and maneuvering to try and work out how this was going to unfold. When the captain got looked in his eyes, he said ‘I’ll go’; it’s been well-documented the times that he has done that,”.

Chennai became the first team to enter the final of the 2021 IPL edition.

As they could not make the playoffs in the 2020 edition.


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