Mumbai Indians approached the game against Chennai Super Kings without their regular skipper Rohit Sharma and all-rounder Hardik Pandya. Kieron Pollard led the team in Rohit’s absence. He has already led 5 games and managed to win 4 games.
Skipping the sixth game as captain, Kieron Pollard was spot on in terms of tactical field placements. Moreover, he brought his bowlers at the right time to provide crucial breakthroughs. The majority of the CSK batsmen fell for the trap set up by MI pacers.
However, Ruturaj Gaikwad made use of the conditions to better effect. He converted every snipper of opportunity into valuable runs for the side. Eventually, he chipped in with his best score of 88 off 58 balls with the help of 9 fours and 4 sixes. Gaikwad’s knock powered CSK to a competitive 156/6 in their allotted quota of 20 overs.
MS Dhoni loses his cool after dropping a regulation catch
MI got off to a terrible start as they lost all the key batsmen for cheap scores. However, Saurabh Tiwary played a steady knock and went on to score his half-century. He bludgeoned his innings with the help of 5 boundaries.
Saurabh reached his fifty because MS Dhoni and Dwayne Bravo dropped an easy catch. During the fourth ball of the 18th over, Saurabh tried to flick the ball between the third man and the deep backward point. However, he ended up getting a top edge off his willow.
The ball went high up in the air and was falling towards the fly slip where Dwayne Bravo was positioned. DJ Bravo could have easily taken the catch but he literally stopped when MS Dhoni sprinted towards him thinking that the latter would take the catch.
However, both the players ended up dropping the catch. Meanwhile, MS Dhoni vented his emotions out to Bravo telling him that it was his catch in the first place. It’s not often we see MS Dhoni releasing his emotions. The video clip of the same has gone viral on social media.
— msc media (@mscmedia2) September 19, 2021