"MS Dhoni For PM": CSK Captain Almost Pulls Off The Impossible, Twitter Goes Crazy

Updated: 22 April 2019 11:36 IST

MS Dhoni's breathtaking 84 not out in the chase against RCB will go down as one of the best knocks in IPL history.

"MS Dhoni For PM": CSK Captain Almost Pulls Off The Impossible, Twitter Goes Crazy
MS Dhoni almost pulled off CSK's chase of 161 as he smashed 5 fours and 7 sixes in his 48-ball blitz. © BCCI/IPL

MS Dhoni served a timely reminder to cricketing fans all over the world that he is far from done ahead of the 2019 World Cup. MS Dhoni's breathtaking knock in the chase during the RCB vs CSK IPL 2019 match at the M.Chinnaswamy Stadium in Bengaluru, took his team to the brink of victory but a run-out on the final ball denied the Chennai Super Kings a famous win. MS Dhoni remained unbeaten on 84 off 48 balls as CSK lost by one run -- their second consecutive loss and the third overall in IPL 2019. However, despite the defeat, MS Dhoni's heroics with the bat sent fans on Twitter into a frenzy with many calling for the former India captain to be made the Primer Minister of the country.

Chasing a target of 162, CSK needed a near-impossible 26 off the last over bowled by Umesh Yadav. Even the most ardent of CSK fans would have been skeptical about pulling off a win, but Dhoni had other ideas.

MS Dhoni smashed Umesh Yadav for a four and then three sixes to leave CSK needing two runs off the final ball.

Umesh Yadav's slower delivery got the better of MS Dhoni.

RCB wicketkeeper Parthiv Patel, who top-scored with 53 in his team's 161 for seven, hit the stumps to run out Shardul Thakur as Virat Kohli's side managed to win their third game.

The 37-year-old Dhoni, known for his finishing skills, lifted his side from a precarious 28-4 in the sixth over to bring them within touching distance of victory.

He built crucial partnerships including a 55-run fifth-wicket stand with Ambati Rayudu, who made 29, to try and calculate the chase.

In the end it was MS Dhoni who lost to RCB as the skipper found little support around him, fighting a lone battle for much of the chase.

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Topics mentioned in this article Chennai Super Kings Chennai Super Kings Royal Challengers Bangalore Royal Challengers Bangalore Mahendra Singh Dhoni MS Dhoni Umeshkumar Tilak Yadav Umesh Yadav Virat Kohli Virat Kohli Shardul Thakur IPL 2019 Royal Challengers Bangalore vs Chennai Super Kings, Match 39 Cricket
Highlights
  • MS Dhoni smashed an unbeaten 84 off just 48 balls for CSK
  • MS Dhoni hit five fours and seven sixes in his 48-ball blitz
  • CSK lost to RCB by one run in Bengaluru
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