IPL 2023 1st Qualifier: In the first qualifier match of IPL 2023 being played between Gujarat Titans and Chennai Super Kings, Gujarat won the toss and decided to bowl. Batting first, Chennai put 172 runs on the board for 7 wickets in 20 overs. On behalf of the team, Ruturaj Gaikwad played the biggest innings of 60 runs. At the same time, the captain of the team Mahendra Singh Dhoni appeared to be a complete flop. Dhoni, who came to bat at number seven, returned to the pavilion after scoring 1 run in just 2 balls.
Fans angry with Dhoni’s flop show
In an important match like the qualifiers, the fans were expecting a good innings or some boundaries from Dhoni, but in this match, Thala could not live up to their expectations. Dhoni came out to bat in the 19th over. Ambati Radu was dismissed by Rashid Khan on the last ball of the 18th over. Dhoni then came to the crease.
As soon as he came to the crease, a different echo was seen in the stadium. However, this echo could not last long. Dhoni took a single on the second ball of Mohit Sharma who came to bowl the 19th over. It was Dhoni’s first ball of the innings.
After this, on the fifth ball of the over, Dhoni came to the crease for the second time and this time he wanted to hit Mohit Sharma’s slower ball towards the off side, but Hardik Pandya, who was there, caught the catch and made him walk. There was complete silence on the ground after Dhoni’s wicket.
Dhoni’s performance in IPL 2023 like this
In IPL 2023, Dhoni has batted in 11 innings of 15 matches, scoring 104 runs at an average of 34.67 and a strike rate of 185.71. Dhoni has played many small and important innings for the team during this period, in which his high score is 32 not out.
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