IPL 2023: From the brilliant Rana-Rinku partnership to CSK’s last home game, Here are all the important news from last night’s IPL match
From several updates on KKR vs CSK to changes in IPL Points Table, here are the most important updates from last night’s IPL.
Nitish Rana, Rinku Singh steer KKR home, keep playoff hopes alive
Skipper Nitish Rana (57*) and Rinku Singh (54) struck responsible fifties to guide Kolkata Knight Riders to a six-wicket win against Chennai Super Kings in Chennai on Sunday, keeping alive their chances of making the playoffs in the Indian Premier League. Know more.
‘Dew made a big difference in second innings’: Dhoni after Chennai’s six-wicket loss to KKR
After Chennai Super Kings lost to Kolkata Knight Riders by six wickets at M.A. Chidambaram Stadium on Sunday, skipper M.S. Dhoni said dew made a big difference in trying to defend 144/6. Know more.
Watch: Dhoni’s unparalleled gesture to uncapped Indian fast bowler after he being denied strong finish
Fast bowler Vaibhav Arora was given the responsibility to bowl the final over with a well-set Shivam Dube and Ravindra Jadeja at the crease. With two balls remaining, Dhoni walked in and Chepauk roared the loudest. But unlike what has mostly been seen off Dhoni, a couple of sixes or boundaries in the remaining deliveries he faced, Arora denied him any of those opportunities.Know more.
Watch: Dhoni gives autograph on Gavaskar’s shirt in an internet-breaking gesture, does special lap of honour after CSK’s final home game
While a packed Chepauk went berserk, batting legend Gavaskar ran up to Dhoni for a special autograph. Acknowledging the request from the batting legend, Dhoni came up with an incredible gesture as the charismatic leader of the Yellow Brigade signed Gavaskar’s shirt after the match. Know more.
Watch: MS Dhoni in splits for not hearing Doull’s voice amid Chepauk crowd roar, turns up speaker in post-match chat
Despite the loss, Dhoni seemed to be in a jolly mood. As per the ritual, the losing team captain speaks to the commentators right after the match. Hence, the CSK skipper approached with the mic and as commentator Simon Doull posed his first question, Dhoni was seen smiling. A huge roar from the Chepauk crowd nullified Doull’s voice and the captain was left in splits. Know more.