Khaleel Ahmed was one of Delhi Capitals’ best bowlers in the match versus Chennai Super Kings up until he faced MS Dhoni.
According to former South Africa captain Graeme Smith, MS Dhoni “found his best again” in a 27-run victory over the Delhi Capitals at the Chepauk Stadium. Securing Chennai Super Kings spot in the 2023 IPL playoffs.
Six players scored 20 runs or more for CSK, which had a balanced batting lineup that allowed them to score 167 runs. MS Dhoni scored a scorching 20 runs on Wednesday.
Against Delhi Capitals, MS Dhoni scored 20 on a 9-ball
Along with Dhoni, Ajinkya Rahane, Shivam Dube, Ambati Rayudu and Ravindra Jadeja also scored 20 runs. Dube scored the most with 25 runs. After only 25 runs had been scored, Delhi lost their Top-3.
Despite putting up a tenacious 35 runs, Rilee Rossouw was unable to reach the target due to her slow scoring speed. Dhoni received a boisterous welcome from the CSK home fans. When he entered the field at Chepauk, he scored 20 runs in only 9 balls.
The former captain of South Africa acknowledged the enormous pressure Dhoni plays with and stated on JioCinema, “The pressure on him every time he goes to bat is enormous”.
He has returned to his best this season, which is amazing to watch. Up until that over against MS, Khaleel was bowling really well. He had MS under pressure after reading the play somewhat.
With this victory, Chennai can increase their season total of victories to seven. Just one point behind Gujarat Titans, the defending champions and top team in the standings.
Parthiv Patel laid out possible goals for CSK to pursue on JioCinema in order to ensure their qualification. Chennai could once more compete in the finals if they finish first or second.
Shivam Dube led all scorers with 25 runs. While others scored between 20 and 22 runs, and the total was still 167. Everything appears to be going well based on how they fielded and bowled. The team can therefore strive to place first or second.
The Delhi Capitals’ chances of qualifying for the playoffs are effectively over as they are currently sitting last in the IPL standings with just four victories in 11 games.
”Although it’s still possible”, according to Graeme Smith,” Their season is essentially over. They had some momentum as a unit and needed to keep winning to have a chance.
”I simply believe that there are far too many other teams that could reach 16 points and as a result. I believe that Delhi has had a very disappointing season. And is in serious trouble in this game “.