MS Dhoni’s excellence has been witnessed by all IPL supporters on a number of events. Following his 15-year journey within the event, one might hear and browse quite a few success tales of him. Using a few of his good qualities corresponding to calmness, composure, and astuteness to his finest, Dhoni has led his IPL staff, Chennai Tremendous Kings (CSK), to title victory, a powerful 4 occasions. Presently, CSK are the second-most profitable staff within the historical past of the league, following Mumbai Indians (5 title wins).
Again in 2008, holding the reins of Chennai Tremendous Kings (CSK) within the maiden Indian Premier League (IPL) season, MS Dhoni took his staff to the ultimate in opposition to Shane Warne-led Rajasthan Royals (RR). Nevertheless, Royals seemed higher within the remaining recreation, which resulted in a three-wicket defeat for Dhoni and his males to finish their journey as runners-up. Together with captaincy, the veteran shone with the bat as nicely, scoring 414 runs in 16 matches at a strike charge of 133.54.
Through the second version, Dhoni’s Tremendous Kings struggled within the preliminary section of the event, profitable just one recreation out of the primary 5 matches. Nevertheless, together with his unimaginable management abilities, CSK succeeded in making it to the knockout stage. Albeit, within the essential semi-final match, a assured Royal Challengers Bangalore (RCB) defeated CSK by six wickets and foiled Dhoni’s plan to carry the trophy. With the bat, Dhoni concluded the season with 332 runs in 14 matches at a strike charge of 127.20.
After failing to win their maiden title in a few editions, CSK lastly gained their first trophy in 2010, beating Mumbai Indians (MI) by 22 runs within the decider. Earlier, enjoying the league spherical, Dhoni showcased his mettle with the bat in a must-win match in opposition to the Punjab Kings (PBKS) at Dharamsala. Using on his unbeaten knock of 54 runs off 29 deliveries, CSK pulled off the 193-run goal with 4 wickets in hand.
In 2011, the veteran helped his staff to advance to the knockout spherical with 9 victories within the league stage. Within the Playoffs and remaining, Tremendous Kings outclassed Royal Challengers Bangalore (RCB) and claimed their second title below the dynamic chief. The CSK skipper made a contribution of 392 runs together with his bat in 16 video games of the event at a exceptional strike charge of 158.70.
With unimaginable success in 2010 and 2011, CSK arrived as a harmful aspect in 2012 as nicely. Beneath Dhoni’s captaincy, CSK certified for the ultimate however misplaced in opposition to Kolkata Knight Riders (KKR). Other than captaincy, the veteran seemed high-quality with the bat by racking up 358 runs in 19 matches at a strike charge of 128.77. Thereafter, within the 2013 version, Dhoni seemed distinctive and notched up 461 runs in 18 contests at a jaw-dropping strike charge of 162.89. Nevertheless, his staff once more choked within the remaining after going through a 23-run loss on the iconic Eden Gardens.
After the fabulous 2011 triumph, Tremendous Kings performed high quality cricket below Dhoni and certified for the knockouts in each IPL version until 2015, however didn’t win one other title. In the identical 12 months, CSK was handed a two-year ban for a spot-fixing and betting scandal that shook the cricket fraternity in 2013.
Within the absence of CSK, the dashing wicketkeeper batsman turned part of a brand new staff within the cricket carnival named, Rising Pune Supergiant (RPSG). Enjoying for his new franchise, Dhoni seemed out of color, each together with his bat and the captaincy. With the bat, he couldn’t give his finest and managed to attain 284 runs in 14 contests. In 2017, Dhoni relinquished the RPSG captaincy and amassed 290 runs in 16 matches.
After serving RPSG, Dhoni donned a CSK jersey but once more in 2018. This time, he once more obtained his fingers on the celebrated trophy, following his staff’s snug eight-wicket triumph in opposition to Sunrisers Hyderabad (SRH). Speaking about CSK’s oldest servant’s batting show, the veteran smashed 455 runs in 16 video games at a strike charge of 150.66. In 2019, his staff performed aggressive cricket once more and ended up because the finalist after shedding to the arch-rivals, MI by 1 run.
Nevertheless, it was in 2020, when Captain Cool didn’t take Tremendous Kings to the knockout stage for the primary time within the historical past of the league. In 2021, Dhoni struggled with the bat with 114 runs in 16 matches however bagged one other trophy for Tremendous Kings together with his captaincy. In comparison with the preliminary IPL seasons, Dhoni’s graph as a batsman has gone down within the league however within the upcoming season, his followers predict to wrap up his IPL profession in some fashion. In 2022, he handed over the captaincy mantle to his colleague Ravindra Jadeja just some days earlier than the competitors. Nevertheless, the fearless all-rounder’s horrendous show as a skipper pressured Dhoni to take up the captaincy position once more.
Let’s take a look at some beautiful information of Dhoni within the T20 league
|1.||Most sixes for CSK in IPL (199)|
|2.||Most matches for CSK in IPL (204)|
|3.||Most titles for CSK as captain in IPL (4)|
|4.||Most matches as captain for CSK in IPL (196)|
|5.||Most sixes as captain in IPL (208)|
|6.||Most appearances as captain in IPL Playoffs (11)|
|7.||Second-most 50+ scores for CSK within the remaining (22)|
|8.||Second-most fours for CSK in IPL (313)|
|9.||Second-most runs as captain in IPL (4556)|
|10.||Second-most IPL trophies as captain (4)|
|11.||Most matches as captain in IPL (210)|
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