The King Of Finishing: 5 Moments when DHONI finishes off in style in Final Over in IPL

Whenever, the debates of finishing of the game start, it starts & end with a single name only .i.e. MS Dhoni. In his whole cricketing career, he cross the winning lines in the last over innumberable times for the Indian team & his IPL team when all the odds are againsts him. Even after his retirement from Indian Cricket Team, he is still capable of finishing the games in the IPL with ease.

In his long IPL career, Dhoni has finished many games in the final over itself, however today we are going to describe to you guys about the top 5 matches of IPL where captain cool turns all the odds of losing and win the game for his team. These matches  still holds the special place in the heart of every Dhoni fans. Let’s Start!!!

1>  Dhoni Stunned KXIP in to enter into IPL Playoffs

If you are watching IPL since 2008, than no one forget dhoni celebration of punching his helment after winning against KXIP in IPL 2010. Ufffff!!! That was the intensity & importance for that match for the CSK & Dhoni.

With the 16 runs required in final over for the CSK to enter the knockout stage, Irfan Pathan was left against MS Dhoni batting on 36 off 25 and Albie Morkel(he was just spectator on that over).  Irfan Pathan bowl wonderful Yorker but MS finds the way to get a 4 on the first ball and then dhoni easily take the double in the next ball courtesy to the Piyush Chawla misfield.

Now 10 runs remaining in the 4 balls, Irfan missed the yorker in the next ball & dhoni hitted the ball over the long-on and gathered Six-runs. In very next ball Irfan again missed the length and bowl a length ball to MS, and again MS shows his powerful muscle and hitted a powerful six over long-on and take the CSK to knockout stages.

After hitting the winning six, MS Dhoni punched himself in the face in a rare show of unbridled emotion as Morkel clung on to him from behind. His teammates rushed onto the field as KXIP co-owner Preity Zinta slumped disconsolately in her hospitality box. At 2010, hitting 16 runs in final over was difficult like hitting 6 sixes in an over.

2>  Dhoni Hit Axar Patel for 23 runs to take RPS home

It was IPL 2016 season when dhoni was playing for Risisng Pune Supergiants(RPS) as CSK was suspended for 2-years. Inspite he was the captain, 2016 IPL was a disaster for RPS as well as him.

During the final league game of RPS against Punjab at Vishkhapatnam, game reacehed the final over with 23 runs remains of last 6 balls. WIth dhoni’s form on that season, this was looking diffucult to chase but, MS has some different plans.

Murali Vijay, Punjab Skipper handed over ball to young Axar Patel. First ball was the wide, in second ball dhoni hit hard but find the fielder which results a dot ball. Now 22 runs required in just 5 ball, dhoni hit very hard the next ball over long-on to get a monstarous six.

16 runs remained in final 4. Dhoni hit next ball powerfully over the covers but cortaeousy to the excellent feilding efforts by Hashim Amla, he saved the crucial 4 runs for his team. Now 16 runs remains in the final 3 deleiveries.

Dhoni hit the next ball for the powerful four over the covers, in final two delieveries Axar patel bowled yorker length to Dhoni, and where dhoni shows his magic. He hitted magnificent two sixes over mid-point & took RPS home.

3> CSK enter IPL FInal 2021 courtesy Dhoni magnificent last over finish

IPL 2021 season was not going good for dhoni, he faced lot of criticism in that season for his poor form with the bat, even though CSK as a team perform brilliantly well. But, when the stage was big and all the odds are against him, Dhoni bashes all his critics with his superb finish in the Qualifier of IPL 2021 which was held on Dubai International Stadium.

After a brilliant innings by Ruturaj Gaikwad & Robin Uthappa game reached to the final over, where CSK need 13 runs in final over to reach IPL 2021 Final. Rishabh Pant, DC skipper gave Tom Curran an opportunity to bowl the final over. After the wide delievery Dhoni hits the first ball of Tom curran over-cover to get a crucial boundary.

Now 8 runs needed in 5 balls, dhoni edged the second ball which results for the 4 runs behind the wicket keeper. Winning run came for the CSK, when MS pulls the short ball towards the deep square leg which results in the four runs. In this way, dhoni unbelievable finish take CSK to IPL 2021 final.

Even after the match, Former Indian skipper VIrat Kohli, also tweeted about this magnificent finish which went viral. This finish is still in the hearts of every CSK fans, because people trolled lost about MS Dhoni that season regarding his poor form, but dhoni stunned all the trollers with this superb knock.

4> Dhoni hands MI its 7 Consecutive loss with his extra-ordinary finish

IPl 2022 season was very poor for the CSK, they finished second last at the points table with just 4 wins under their kitty. However, only positive for CSK Fans is, dhoni was in sublime form during whole IPL 2022. He once again gave his fans an opportunity to enjoy with his superb finishing skills against Mumbai Indians at the DY Patil Stadium, Mumbai.

While Chasing 156 runs, CSK batters once again in that season failed against MI bowlers. Courtest Pretorious & Dhoni sensible batting game reached the final over where CSK needs 17 runs from the final over. Rohit sharma, MI skipper bets Unadkat to bowl the final over, even though dhoni has a brilliant strike rate of 200 againts Unadkat in the IPL history.

Unadkat take Pretrorious wicket through LBW and bravo pulls the second ball to get the single and watch Dhoni brilliant finish from the other end. Now 16 required off the 4 balls, Unadkat throws the third ball to the dhoni in his radar and dhoni hit a monstrous six over long-off.

Consequently, dhoni pulls Unadkat next delievery for the four runs and take the two runs in second last ball of the over. Now 4 runs required in final ball. Unadkat bowled a brilliant yorker length final bowl to the MS, but its Dhoni Superd finishing skills & calm composure that he hitted that brillant bowl over the short fine leg to get 4-runs.

In this way,MS hands the MI theri 7-Consecutive defeat of 2021 IPL season. After winning MS celebrate it with his typical manner, not showing any emotion just raised his bat.  Every MI fan was completely astonished with that game beacause MI was just on the urge on winning but, dhoni takes the game away from it. After the match Ravindra Jadeja, CSK Captain that time bows down to MS Dhoni.

5> Dhoni’s IPL 2018 historic finish against RCB take CSK home.

IPL 2018 was a fairy tale season for the CSK, where every batter and bowler gave their best to help clicnh their 3rd IPL title. After not impressive outing with the RPS in 2016 & 2017, Dhoni returns to CSK, so his form. He played many superb innings in 2018, but his innings of 70 runs in 34 balls against RCB in the Chinnaswamy stadium has a seprate fan base.

While chasing 206 runs, CSK top order collapsed, but courtesy to Thala Dhoni & Ambati Rayudu amazing batting, they take game to the deep and eventually game reached the final over. In last over CSK need 16 runs to win the match, Virat Kohli, RCB skipper hands over ball to Courey Anderson against the men in red hot form Dwayne Bravo and MS Dhoni.

Bravo hit the first 2 balls for the 10 runs by hitting 1 six over long-off and one four. Bravo rotates the strike in the third ball, now 5 runs required in just balls and MS was in strike. With the type of form MS was in that match, it was cup-cake for him to score these runs & he didn’t disappoint, in the fourth ball dhoni hit a massive six over long-on and wins it for the CSK.

Whole crowd, every CSK player gone mad with the what type of finish they wittnesed from the MS Dhoni. I bet whenever we talk about 2018 season, this six always arise in our mind, that’s the power of that Mahi’s six. MS dhoni was also honoured with player of the match award for his spectacular finish.

Conclusion:

Dhoni & his skill of finishing game is we all are fan off. Many finsiher has arrived & many will come but, I bet you will never wittnes Finisher like dhoni again because Players like are one in generation player. Thank you for reading this. Drop your comment below & tell us which match among above 5 was your favourite. You are free to tell me in the comment box about more Dhoni superb finishs incased I missed them. Thank you guys for connecting.

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