Watch: After CSK's Thrilling Win, Young Fans Became Emotional, Thus MS Dhoni Did This For Them
Emotions were running high not just in the dressing room, but also in the fans, following CSK's exciting victory. Two young CSK fans were crying uncontrollably, and then MS Dhoni appeared.
Fans were treated to a remarkable knock from MS Dhoni against Delhi Capitals in Qualifier 1 on Sunday, as the former India captain turned back the clock. Chennai Super Kings beat DC by four wickets to clinch a spot in the IPL final for the second year in a row. Dhoni did what he does best -- finishes games off. And once again the CSK skipper proved that age is just a number for him, smacking an unbeaten 18 off just six balls to take CSK to a famous win.
Not just in the CSK locker room, but also in the stands, emotions were running high. As CSK pulled off a dramatic triumph in Dubai, two young CSK fans couldn't hold back their tears. While the youthful supporters would have been ecstatic with CSK's triumph, Dhoni made their day much more memorable.
As tears turned to large beaming smiles, the CSK captain threw a signed ball to them, which one of them happily caught.
Here's a link to the special moment:
With Ruturaj Gaikwad and Robin Uthappa leading the way, CSK appeared to be on course to meet its target of 173. However, after Uthappa's demise, Chennai's fortunes began to deteriorate. They not only lost two wickets in rapid succession, but their run rate also began to rise.
Everything seemed to be riding on Gaikwad with 24 needing off the final two overs. On the first ball of the last over, though, tragedy struck for CSK, as the opener was dismissed for a well-made 70.
CSK stayed in the chase thanks to several lusty strikes from Moeen Ali, but DC remained in the box seat with the equation becoming difficult for CSK. Dhoni, who had battled with the bat for much of IPL 2021, suddenly came alive. He made his intentions clear with a bullet six over deep mid-wicket and then Tom Curran got the treatment that many famous bowlers have received in the past. Three consecutive fours from Dhoni, got the job done for CSK and helped them reach yet another IPL final.