Mahendra Singh Dhoni has simply failed to click in the ongoing edition of IPL. Not only has he fallen short of runs but he has struggled miserably in the fray, barely clicking with the bat. He started the tournament with a brilliant 29 but the pyrotechnics came from his bat when the game was already lost.
He got out for 15 in the next game and never looked like the former Indian captain that we are used to. He played a great knock of 47 against Sunrisers but it wasn’t enough for CSK to steal a victory.
He failed again in their game against Kolkata Knightriders as he could barely manage 11 runs before getting dismissed.
His battle against Bangalore was confined to 10 runs and a couple of catches.
His attempt at scoring big against Sunrisers seemed great in the first place as he fired a breezy 21 to help Chennai post a decent total on the board.
Age has definitely caught up with the Indian legend and he has struggled miserably to script what was once his forte. Big scores are far from coming, he hasn’t even clicked in most of the matches to cross the 20-run mark. This has not only troubled Chennai but has left his fans on tenterhooks.
He got today for just 3 runs, failing to comprehend the pace of Anrich Nortje nicking to Alex Carey in poor fashion.
It probably is time for the former Indian captain to bid adieu to the sport. He has been great in his heydays but dragging himself won’t really help him to pull off something resonating that the fans want.
Twitteratti hasn’t been happy at all, seeing Dhoni in such abysmal shape, and have expressed their grief, angst and sorrow to pen down the verdict for Mahi.
MS Dhoni hasn't look even half of what he was last year for CSK, movement ain't the same, unable to build a knock, unable to accelerate. It's really painful for all MS fans to see him this way, one of the legend of this league.
— Mufaddal Vohra (@mufaddal_vohra) October 17, 2020
Someone commented on Hotstar live that Dhoni is the best test player of IPL 😭😭😭
— desi mojito (@desimojito) October 17, 2020
Kedar Jadhav in the playing 11
Dhoni to CSK fans : pic.twitter.com/jaqHI5DNd8
— Varshini Vinod 😊🇮🇳 (@VSounder19) October 17, 2020
— TEAM MS DHONI #Dhoni (@imDhoni_fc) October 17, 2020
International cricket will badly miss:
MS Dhoni and AB de Villiers
Today, AB played like AB not like finished Dhoni
There I fixed it!
— Groot (@S43D_) October 17, 2020
*Dhoni gets out early*
— SOMIL SACHAN (@meme_jong_unn) October 17, 2020
— Beardo_2610🇮🇳 (@vijayphoenix273) October 17, 2020
A lot many #CSK fans wouldn't like it, but Dhoni has come and gone in a hurry.
— 🏏FlashScore Cricket Commentators (@FlashCric) October 17, 2020
— Bhoomish Banewal (@Bhoomishbanewal) October 17, 2020
— TheUnrealJoker (@TheUnrealJoker_) October 17, 2020