On Saturday night, we witnessed another thrilling show from Delhi Capitals who defeated Chennai Super Kings after winning the match with a nail-biting finish and 5 wickets. Riding on the match-winning knock of Shikhar Dhawan and a fierce and blockbuster cameo of Axar Patel, Delhi Capitals won their 7th match of the season and are now currently sitting happily at the top of the points table of IPL 2020.
Apart from Shikhar Dhawan’s 101*, it was Axar at Sharjah who took the match by storm in the last over of the match as he smashed 21 runs off just 5 balls he played in the last over.
— vijay dahiya (@vijdahiya) October 17, 2020
For the unversed, Axar is the same cricketer who was smoked in the final over by MSD during IPL 2016, when MS was representing the Rising Pune Supergiants as Chennai Super Kings were banned from the tournament for two years. Axar was smashed by MS for 23 runs in the final over.
It was a game between Rising Pune Supergiants and Kings XI Punjab when MS was under the pressure of finishing the game and in the last over of the game, 23 runs were required. CSK skipper played a match-winning knock as he thrashed Axar, in the final over by smashing back-to-back sixes.
Now, last night, the fans were left in awe of Axar as he did an MSD by playing a similar knock against MS Dhoni-led Chennai Super Kings. Fans believe that it was perfect revenge from Axar.
Infact, former Indian cricketer Virender Sehwag also took to his Twitter and pointed the fact. He wrote:
“Dhai Axar Prem ke.
Wonderful hundred from @SDhawan25 but Axar Patel doing to Dhoni’s team what was done to him by Dhoni 4 years ago. But a much better batting performance from CSK. #DCvCSK”
Here, check out the Tweet:
— Virender Sehwag (@virendersehwag) October 17, 2020
Here, check out the reactions of twitterati on this:
Finally Axar ne Dhoni 4 sixes nka badla le liya
— Samtastic007 (@m_sam0708) October 18, 2020
#CSKvDC 2020 #axar #jadeja #Dhawan #Dhoni #KXIPvsRPS 2016
these two matches are quite similar but the heroes are different, its like revenge is taken.
once #axar was kidnapped by #Dhoni in lst ovr in 2016,
In 2020 #Axar kidnapped #jadeja and #Dhoni in lst ovr.#IPLthrillers pic.twitter.com/neWFYfBp00
— JRD Diwan (@Jayrocks3) October 17, 2020
You can't compare that, because Dhoni put 23 in 6 and this Axar Patel was 17 in 6
— Naman Mahesh (@1116Naman) October 17, 2020
Axar gave the reply with 3 sixes to dhoni the way dhoni hit 23 runs in an over in 2016..
Same commentator also..🤪😂😂 pic.twitter.com/tsPcS3saft
— the innocent face (@Baba_Hathodi) October 17, 2020
Axar Takes Revenge On Dhoni ✌Today pic.twitter.com/YsUE3rjOfQ
— Viking (@ronaldo_mb_dhf) October 17, 2020