Sunil Gavaskar backs MS Dhoni, believes he will do well at IPL 2021
Author : Arti Sharma | Published On : 29 Apr 2021
Former India captain and batting great Sunil Gavaskar has said that it was good to see MS Dhoni batting up in the order at No. 4 for Chennai Super Kings. Notably, Dhoni did that in their win over Kolkata Knight Riders in Mumbai recently. Gavaskar again said that Dhoni can only do better with this form if he continues to bat up as it will give him a lot of game time with the bat in the middle in the ongoing edition of the Indian Premier League.
Dhoni went into IPL 2021 with no game under his belt as he has already retired from international cricket and he looked rusty in the first few knocks too. After getting out for 0 in their 2nd match of the season, Dhoni took 17 balls to score 18 during their win against Punjab Kings as well.
Howveer, Dhoni decided to promote himself to No. 4 against KKR after CSK got off to a fine start with Ruturaj Gaikwad and Faf du Plessis adding 115 for the opening wicket. Dhoni hit a Prasidh Krishna delivery into the mid-wicket stands which brought back memories of his big-hitting abilities as well.
"It is (special). The whole of India loves watching him bat. He has got something special. The more he gets to bat, the better he is going to be as the tournament progresses. And we will probably see a lot more sixes and boundaries coming off his bat the more we saw him bat at No. 4 or No. 5," Gavaskar told Star Sports after CSK's 18-run win over KKR.
"He sussed up the situation very well. He realised that more than Rayudu, Raina or Jadeja, he was needed to keep the momentum going. That's what he did with that little cameo of an innings. He made sure CSK didn't take their foot off the accelerator," Gavaskar added.