IPL 2018: MS Dhoni calm even as fan breaches security to touch his feet

first_imgMahendra Singh Dhoni is loved where ever he goes and Kolkata is no different. On Thursday night as Chennai Super Kings took on Kolkata Knight Riders at the Eden Gardens, one fan dashed in from the crowd to the CSk dugout to touch the feet of the former Indian skipper.But as the fan approached Dhoni, ‘Mahi’ was calm and acknowledged the gesture from the fan as security lead the fan away from the CSK players. The fan in question was seen sporting a No. 7 ‘Dhoni’ CSK shirt.Dhoni after the incident came to smash a blistering 25-ball 43, including four sixes. Dhoni thus edged past Chris Gayle to head the list for most sixes in the Indian Premier League this season.(Match Report | Scorecard | Highlights)The Chennai Super Kings skipper, who has been in breathtaking form this year, has blasted 24 sixes from nine innings. Chris Gayle (KXIP), AB de Villiers (RCB) and Andre Russell (KKR) have hit 23 sixes each.Love unparalleled #VIVOIPL #KKRvCSK pic.twitter.com/kektbKnDVwIndianPremierLeague (@IPL) May 3, 2018The Dhoni blitzkrieg wasn’t enough as CSK succumbed to a six-wicket defeat after a matured innings from Shubman Gill along with his captain Dinesh Kahthik.Dhoni has not been in great T20 form in recent years. However, the 36-year-old has batted like a man possessed in IPL 2018.He walked in to bat in the 12th over when Chennai Super Kings were seemingly in a spot of bother against Kolkata Knight Riders. Suresh Raina had just perished to Kuldeep Yadav and KKR were looking to make inroads into the match with the help of their spinners.advertisementRun-scoring was not easy and when CSK lost Ambati Rayudu to Sunil Narine, it looked like KKR would restrict the visitors to a modest total.But Dhoni took things in his own hands and smashed four sixes including two off Mitchell Johnson in his third over and remained not out on a 25-ball 43.On Tuesday, Dhoni raced away to 51 not out off only 22 balls. Back in 2012, he had smashed a 20-ball fifty against Mumbai Indians in Bangalore.last_img

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