MS Dhoni, the greatest captain of all time in cricket history is proving his phenomenal titles right. The leader in yellow, once again proving himself as the best finisher adding smashing 18 off just 6 deliveries versus the Delhi Capitals in playoffs, has dragged Chennai Super Kings (CSK) in the ninth final of the Indian Premier League (IPL).
The captain cool is the only leader who is assisting an IPL team since the tournament’s inaugural edition, 2008. In 14 years of striving, Dhoni is the second most successful captain in IPL with three titles after Rohit Sharma of Mumbai Indians who has grasped five titles since 2013. Indians did not have much of their luck poured in IPL 2021 as they had to fly back even before reaching the playoffs this time. It is something that has happened for the first time to MI under Rohit’s regime.
Leading one’s team in the 9th final in 14 years is the unique record no other IPL captain other than Dhoni holds. With his retirement news from the tournament as a player popping up, he has made sure that he won’t hang up his boots entirely. It means his presence, if not as a player, but as a mentor, the coach is probable from IPL 2022.
It is pertinent to mention that despite Dhoni’s team being on the top of the table, was yet to witness big things from the captain himself. But, he made sure to bloom with an aggressive approach in tonight’s encounter giving memorable glitches for the devotees to remember.
Being the first finalist of IPL 2021, CSK now anticipate their arch-rivals that will be one from Kolkata Knight Riders, Delhi Capitals, or the Royal Challengers Bangalore.
Notably, Eliminator 1 is scheduled between KKR and RCB on 11th October, whereas, DC await the winner of Eliminator 2 to battle on 13th October after losing to CSK in Qualifier. The final showdown is cataloged for 15th October.
We have out first Finalist for #VIVOIPL Final.
— IndianPremierLeague (@IPL) October 10, 2021
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