MS Dhoni turned back the clock as his diving direct hit was responsible for the run out of PBKS batsman Bhanuka Rajapaksa in an IPL 2022 match between Chennai Super Kings and Punjab Kings.
CSK vs PBKS: Dhoni does Rhodes, runs out Bhanuka Rajapaksa with a diving direct hit (Courtesy of BCCI)
- MS Dhoni dismissed Bhanuka Rajapaksa via diving run out
- Dhoni pulled off a Rhodes with a diving direct hit for the wicket
- MS Dhoni’s sharp and acrobatic dive caught PBKS batter off guard
CSK star MS Dhoni revived the memories of Mustafizur Rahman’s 2016 T20 World Cup dismissal with a diving direct hit to run out PBKS batter Bhanuka Rajapaksa in an IPL 2022 match between Chennai Super Kings and Punjab Kings on Sunday. Dhoni went flying on the stumps and released the ball just in time to run out the PBKS batsman.
After hitting Chris Jordan for a massive six, Rajapaksa pushed the ball towards short mid-wicket to pick up a single. At first, Shikhar Dhawan responded to the call but then he saw Chris Jordan coming onto the ball in a flash. Dhawan turned back but Rajapaksa was stranded halfway. Jordan went for a direct hit at the batter’s end but missed. Dhoni did extremely well to dive to collect the ball and threw it onto the stumps. The decision was taken upstairs and Rajapaksa wasn’t even in the frame.
Ravindra Jadeja won his first toss as the captain of Chennai Super Kings (CSK) and opted to bowl first against Punjab Kings (PBKS).
The toss has been playing a key role in deciding the results of the game and CSK do have an advantage now. CSK made one change to their playing XI and roped in Chris Jordan in place of Tushar Deshpande.
The agility, the sprint, the run out and fitness at the age of 40.. Just Dhoni things pic.twitter.com/CgGs8Gx03p
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Punjab Kings handed debut caps to Vaibhav Arora and Jitesh Sharma. There was no Jonny Bairstow in PBKS’ playing XI.