Indian and CSK batting legend, MS Dhoni, lit up Chepauk stadium with his two back-to-back sixes as he continued from where he had left off in the season opener of Indian Premier League 2023 against Gujarat Titans in Ahmedabad on Friday.
Dhoni stole all the limelight as he registered another brilliant cameo in the ongoing match against Lucknow Super Giants at the MA Chidambaram Stadium in Chennai.
Chennai is making a return to Chepauk after almost four years and Dhoni made sure to give a treat to his fans.
Dhoni Smashed Back-To-Back Sixes At Chepauk
Dhoni, who had walked out to bat at the no. 8 position, had smashed a six and a four each in the first match of CSK. Dhoni played an unbeaten knock of 14* off 7 balls, as he smashed one four and one six and took the fans down memory lane.
In the 2nd match against Lucknow Super Giants, Dhoni walked in to bat with only five deliveries remaining in the innings. He played a short cameo of 12 off 3 balls, including two brilliant sixes against KL Rahul-led Lucknow Super Giants (LSG).
Launching an all-out attack on premier pacer Mark Wood, CSK skipper Dhoni smashed two back-to-back sixes and sent the fans at the Chepauk into a frenzy. Dhoni’s no-nonsense approach provided a much-needed boost to the CSK as they finished with the scores of 217/7 in 20 overs after being asked to bat first by Super Giants captain KL Rahul.
Gautam Gambhir’s reaction has gone viral
While the stadium erupted in a roar as they celebrated Dhoni’s masterclass, the CSK dug-out also gave a standing ovation to the legendary cricketer.
However, it was the expression of former Indian cricketer Gautam Gambhir to Dhoni’s sixes that have gone crazily viral on social media. From memes to jokes, fans came up with hilarious tweets while reacting to the stunning shots of Dhoni.
Check out the reactions of fans:
Mind voice of Gautam Gambhir while Dhoni hitting sixes. pic.twitter.com/9f9Tx7ZFlJ
— ಭಲೇ ಬಸವ (@Basavachethanah) April 3, 2023
Gautam Gambhir after watching CSK fielding today: pic.twitter.com/imILtVaXMP
— Kriitii 🌌 (@mistakrii) April 3, 2023