IPL 2021: MS Dhoni delivered for Chennai Super Kings in style, says Sunil Gavaskar
MS Dhoni hasn't forgotten what to do when Chennai Super Kings need 13 to win in six balls. The CSK skipper took his team to the Indian Premier League 2021 final with priceless cameo against the Delhi Capitals in Dubai on Sunday.
Smashing 18 off just six, MSD did what he does best by promoting himself up the order against a seasond DC bowling attack. Sunil Gavaskar is all praise for the vintage finisher.
"Look at the responsibility. Jadeja has been hitting the ball a fair distance. But he came in, he promoted himself. As a captain, he wanted to be there at the finish. He wanted to do it. That is amazing. You could argue that this has not been the best of the seasons for him but look when it was needed, he has come out and delivered and delivered in style," the original little master was quoted as saying by NDTV.
Ponting calls Dhoni a great finisher
Delhi Capitals head coach Ricky Ponting also praised MSD, calling him one of the greatest finishers of the game.
"Yeah, look, he (Dhoni) (has) been one of the greats. It was a situation tonight, we were sitting back in the dug-out and thinking, will (Ravindra) Jadeja come next, will Dhoni come next and I put up my hand up straight away and said Dhoni will come out now and try (and) ice the game," Ponting said.
"Look, I think when he is done and when he's retired, I think he'll definitely be remembered as one of the great finishers the game has ever seen."
Ponting said DC bowlers failed to execute their plans against Dhoni.
"Look we probably didn't execute as well we needed to him (Dhoni) in those last couple of overs and you know that if you miss, he is going to make you pay and he has done it for a long time now. I think, our bowlers just missed their areas a little-bit to MS in the end and he certainly made us pay," he said.
(With PTI inputs)