This Stat Shows Why MS Dhoni Is Still One Of The Best Finishers In The World

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.

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.

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

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Harsh Vinayak
Harsh Vinayak
Harsh is a cricket enthusiast who has played cricket at the district level and writes about the game of cricket and football around the globe. Currently, he is pursuing his bachelor of journalism degree from St Xavier's College Ranchi.


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