MS Dhoni has once again showed why he is considered one of the best finishers the game has ever witnessed. The Rising Pune Supergiats’ skipper blasted Axar Patel with his power-hitting in the final over to pilot RPS to a nerve-wracking victory.
Batting first Kings XI Punjab scored a competitive total of 172.Chasing the target, Pune were in a spot of bother after loosing 5 wickets with only 86 on the scoreboard in the fourteenth over.
With 70 needed from the last 5 overs, Kings XI Punjab were within touching distance of avoiding the last place finish only for Dhoni to play one of the best knocks of this edition. 23 runs was required from the last over, but Dhoni showed his class and quality by exploring every part of the ground to ensure a seventh place finish for his team. Dhoni hit three sixes and a four in the last five balls of the match to give Pune fans something to cheer about.
Dhoni, who was declared the man of the match for his brilliant knock, scored 64 off just 32 balls to end Pune’s campaign on a high while the Kings XI Punjab ended this edition at the bottom of the league table.
Video of the winning shot by Dhoni:
— VARDHARAJ KONAR (@konar_vardharaj) May 21, 2016
The twitteratti went crazy after Dhoni’s innings. Some of the best tweets dedicated to Dhoni:
23 needed to win off the last over?
Not a problem for MS Dhoni!
— BreatheSport (@BreatheSport) May 21, 2016
— SunRisers Hyderabad (@SunRisers) May 21, 2016
— surya 212 (@surya_14kumar) May 21, 2016
"If 15 runs are needed off the last 6 balls, the pressure is on the bowler and not on MS Dhoni."
– Ian Bishop
Make it 23!#RPSvKXIP
— Sagarcasm (@sagarcasm) May 21, 2016