Gujarat Titans have done it again. They have won another game in the final moments. However, their bowlers took them home this time. In the 35th game of the IPL 2022, Gujarat Titans were up against Kolkata Knight Riders on Saturday. Requiring 18 runs off the final over, Kolkata Knight Riders could only manage 9 runs to lose the match by 8 runs.
Notably, Andre Russell was on the strike during the last over and he also smashed the very first delivery from the countryman Alzarri Joseph for a six. However, Dre Russ could not continue the momentum and got dismissed the very next delivery.
Twitter wasn’t pleased with the big West Indian as they recently witnessed the art of finishing from MS Dhoni. The fans remembered the Indian legend MS Dhoni and his finishing skills while dissing Andre Russell and KKR.
Let’s take a look at some Twitter reactions:
Not everyone is MS Dhoni to win you games in the last over. #KKRvsGT
— Vishal Rathi (@sportzbaba) April 23, 2022
Not Everyone Is MS DHONI !!
18 required here And Russel Can't Able To Do it for #KKR!
40 + year Old MSD Scored 16 from last 4 balls and Won It For #CSK !!
Respect 🙇🙌🙏 :- @msdhoni Sir !!
— R I T I K 👨🔧 raj 🧘 (@ritik_____raj) April 23, 2022
KING OF FINISHING 👑#WhistlePodu | @MSDhoni pic.twitter.com/kK7AGeCqc5
— CSK Fans Army™ (@CSKFansArmy) April 23, 2022
Finishing la 👑 @msdhoni#KKRvsGT pic.twitter.com/rCBVAfgBjY
— notMe (@Skyfall_0_0_7) April 23, 2022
"Not everyone can be a MSD" 💯🏏💥
Definitely Not ❌#FinishingChapter #Finisher #MSDhoni𓃵 #KKRvsGT #Russell
— SP SINGH (@spsingh225) April 23, 2022
Finishing is not as easy as this man made it in his Era…..@msdhoni 🔥 pic.twitter.com/D5DBub9Wtf
— 乂 ន Ꮒ Ꭵ Ꮶ ℜ Ꮒ ค ℜ msԀıѧň™ (@ItzShikhar) April 23, 2022
Hey kiddos who think he smash winning runs with unadkat
Did you see Russell the muscle failed today by getting out?? Alzarri isn't good bowler
This is the reason why MS dhoni is GOAT in finishing
He is the world's best finisher#IPL #IPL20222 #IPLFantasyLeague #KKRvsGT #MSDhoni
— BeAsT Abd (@abdul110127) April 23, 2022
Well we can safely say that @Russell12A is not @msdhoni 😉 https://t.co/uTK9hdgjkW
— Rahul Patil (@rahulpatilnz) April 23, 2022
Har Koi #MsDhoni Nahi Hota Hai! #KKRvsGT
— Oggy (@SirOggyBilla) April 23, 2022
To all those who said it was only due to #unadkant and nothing to do with #MSDhoni𓃵 , pls watch the last over of #KKRvsGT …! #IPL
— காக்கா முட்டை! ! (@girikaalan) April 23, 2022
What a tremendous catch by Ferguson game changing catch 🔥🔥🔥
Finishing match in last over is not easy as MSD shown us 🙏#KKRvsGT #IPL2022
— MaayoN ᶜˢᵏ 🦁 🎩💫 (@itz_satheesh3) April 23, 2022
Coming to the match, Gujarat Titans posted a decent total of 156/9 in 20 overs. The skipper Hardik Pandya top-scored for his side with 67 runs off 49 deliveries, while David Miller contributed with vital 27 runs. Tim Southee was the star with the ball for KKR as the Kiwi pacer clinched three wickets for 24 runs in his four overs. Meanwhile, Andre Russell bowled the final over of the Titans’ innings and four wickets.
Chasing the target, Gujarat Titans made it tough for KKR to get going. They were reduced to 108/7 in 15.2 overs. However, Andre Russell was still present at the crease and making the most of the opportunities presented to him. The destructive all-rounder threatened to take the game away for KKR with 48 runs off 25 deliveries. But a splendid catch by Lockie Ferguson in the deep ended all the hopes for two-time champions.
Shreyas Iyer-led KKR have now succumbed to a fourth consecutive defeat to slip to the 7th position in the points table.