In IPL 11, if any player is getting the most talk then it is Chennai Super Kings captain Mahendra Singh Dhoni. In truth, all the cricketers in the world are considering the current season of IPL as their best. If so far their performance is seen then this thing is also true. The tag of the best finisher has already been stitched on them.
In the IPL 11, he has scored 360 in ten games and averages of 90 and strike rate of 166, which includes 19 fours and 27 sixes. Dhoni is currently at number three in terms of runs, but in terms of average he is second behind Chris Gayle. Apart from Dhoni, Ambati Rayudu of Chennai, with 423 runs in 10 matches, is at the top. While Delhi Daredevils wicket-keeper batsman Rishabh Pant is in second place with 375 runs in nine games.
Surely if Dhoni’s bat continues, he can break his record of making the most runs in a season. This legendary player made the highest score in IPL in 2013. It was the sixth season of the IPL, in which he scored 461 runs in 18 matches at an average of 41.90. At that time his strike rate was 162.89.
Dhoni records broken sixes
Chennai Super Kings captain Dhoni has so far made 27 sixes in the current season, which is his best performance in the IPL. Dhoni had earlier made 25 sixes in IPL 2013, which has now become a thing of the past.
However, Mahi has made IPL 183 sixes since 2008 and he is number three behind Chris Gayle (290 sixes) and Rohit Sharma (183).
Dhoni in IPL till now
So far, Dhoni has scored 3921 runs in 169 matches in the IPL, an average of 40.01 and a strike rate of approximately 139, including 20 half-centuries. During this time he has scored 270 runs and 183 sixes. His highest personal score is 79, which was made this year in Kings XI Punjab in Mohali.
In recent years Mahendra Singh Dhoni has received more praise than stumping instead of his batting. The stomping of the batsman’s leg goes out of the crease as soon as he gets in the gloves of Dhoni. Dhoni’s hand moves at the speed of light for stumping on the back of the wicket. Against the Royal Challengers Bangalore, Dhoni once again saw this agility when he walked AB de Villiers. In this match, Dhoni has two stumpings. First De Villiers and then Murugan Ashwin Both of them were on Harbhajan Singh’s bowling.
At the ball of Harbhajan, De Villiers wanted to play a shot like a reverse sweep and in such an effort, they came out quite well from the crease. Dhoni caught the ball comfortably and scattered the stumps. After this Murugan Ashwin was stumped. Harbhajan’s ball quickly came from Ashwin’s bat. Dhoni caught the ball and stopped a moment and blew the bails. At first glance, it seemed that Ashwin was safe but when the review was seen then the matter was serious. During trying to hit the shot, Ashwin’s foot was slightly out of the crease and Dhoni gives such sluggish out when he is behind the wicket.
An interesting figure of stopping between Dhoni and the De Villiers. Dhoni has stumped three-three deliveries in both international cricket and IPL. Interestingly, the explosive batsman of South Africa has been stumped five-five times in both the IPL and the international cricket.