MS Dhoni once again proved that he is the best finisher in the world. Over the years, cricket fans have seen MSD finishing games at his very best. The 2011 ICC World Cup Final six is something Indian fans will never forget.
His latest innings helped Chennai Super Kings defeat Mumbai Indians by three wickets at the DY Patil Stadium.
CSK chased down the target of 156 on the final ball with MS Dhoni hitting the winning runs and remaining not out on 28.
With Thala firing rockets Hotstar’s viewership before the final over peaked at 7.2 million, but during the last over it reached 8.3 million, which is the highest of IPL 2022 so far.
Hotstar viewership before final over peaked at 7.2M, but during last over it reached 8.3M which is the highest of IPL 2022 so far.
— Mufaddal Vohra (@mufaddal_vohra) April 21, 2022
TATA IPL saw a massive drop of 33% in the opening week, this rise in viewership is a big relief for the advertisers and sports marketing community.
The rise of the viewership proved that CSK not performing well was one of the reasons for the massive fall in the viewership.
Dhoni As A Finisher In The IPL
Dhoni has time and again played incredible finishing knocks, both while his team batting first and chasing.
Though his bat was silent over a couple of seasons the match against Mumbai Indians he set the IPL stage on fire keeping the chances of CSK qualification alive. He played a finishing knock to ensure Mumbai Indians stay winless in this edition. Dhoni is averaging 60 with his bat this season.
Since 2008 his strike rate has never once fallen below 100 since 2008. His best year with the bat was 2013 when he amassed 462 runs.
MSD has scored a total of 4866 runs in 227 matches with a tremendous strike rate of 135.73
Why Dhoni Is The Best Finisher
Dhoni walked out to bat at number 7, CSK were 102-5, still needing 54 runs off 31 balls. Mumbai Indians were in complete control of the match when Ravindra Jadeja got out for 8.
16 runs were needed in the final over with Dhoni still around. In the final over, he smashed left-arm fast bowler Jaydev Undakat for 6,4,2,4. Dhoni sent the first ball to long-off and flicked the next one to four.
Nobody finishes cricket matches like him and yet again MS Dhoni 28* (13) shows why he is the best finisher. A four off the final ball to take @ChennaiIPL home.
— IndianPremierLeague (@IPL) April 21, 2022
4 runs were required in the last ball and then the best finisher hit a four past short leg winning the match in style for the men in yellow