Chennai Super Kings bagged their fourth IPL title last night under the captaincy of Dhoni as they managed to get the better of Kolkata Knight Riders in an exceedingly brilliant display.
They started on a rollicking note after being put to bat as two of their openers, Ruturaj Gaikwad and Faf Du Plessis were off to a blinder.
Even after Narine managed to get the better of Gaikwad, Robin Uthappa continued the battery alongside the South African opener. The duo stitched together another 63 runs stand as Kolkata couldn’t manage much success with the ball.
It was once again Narine who managed to put an end to the partnership, however, that did very little good to the ambitions of the Knights as an in-form all-rounder, Moeen Ali carried on with the destruction.
The one man who stayed until the last ball, peppering the bowlers into all corners of the park was South African opener, Faf du Plessis. He managed to blast a 59-ball-86 that starred 7 fours and 3 sixes.
The two Kolkata openers were off to a flying start, thanks to the impressive openers, Shubman Gill and Venkatesh Iyer. However, once the partnership was breached, Kolkata couldn’t really offer much resistance as the middle order crumbled like a house of cards.
It needed some late pyrotechnics from Mavi and Lockie Ferguson to make the score look a lot more competitive than what would have been a totally woeful illustration on the cards.
During this intense clash that unfolded on the pitch, another beautiful spectacle went viral in the stands as Dhoni’s daughter, Ziva was seen praying for his father. This however, was a scene from a preceding game and it came back for all the right reasons.
This was what Twitter had to say about this wonderful image of Ziva praying for Dhoni
With the adulation that follows Mahi, this scene was a sight for the sore eyes. Twitter couldn’t contain their happiness as they were absolutely delighted to see the love between Dhoni and Ziva.
— Rosh?!ᵀʰᵉ ᴮᴬᴰᴿᴵᵃⁿ (@MahiRosh7) October 10, 2021
Ziva bby’s prayers doing wonders for daddy pic.twitter.com/unUGyED3wm
— Sritama Panda (Ross Taylor’s Version) (@cricketpun_duh) October 10, 2021
Ziva's prayers have finally been answered ?? pic.twitter.com/vyXXeVU3rg
— Neha? (@Nehatweets__) October 15, 2021
— Rajan Srivastava ?️ (@RajanSri8899) October 15, 2021
Ziva is Happy ? ? pic.twitter.com/wnqEz72Don
— Akhil Powerstar?✊ (@AkhilShatagni) October 16, 2021
— Circle of Cricket (@circleofcricket) October 15, 2021
Finally Ziva papa won ?? pic.twitter.com/58PdKtQK5h
— தல ViNo MSD 4.0? (@KillerViNoo7) October 15, 2021
I did not follow this year's IPL at all but this girl got what she wanted for her Dad. Such a cutie Ziva is. ?? pic.twitter.com/xirVOZGuQg
— 球子 Hara✨ (@Mystic_riverrr) October 15, 2021
CSK has got the sweetest supporter ever! Ziva , We love you and your whole family and your IPL team?? pic.twitter.com/Iuajs04qOm
— The MSDian Girl❤️ (@themsdiangirl7) October 7, 2021
Power of Prayer.. Congratulations Chennai. pic.twitter.com/0IJZbMFuIQ
— Shandilya Giriraj Singh (@girirajsinghbjp) October 16, 2021