CSK vs KXIP: MS Dhoni ends IPL 2020 without a 50, a first

Written by Abhishek Patil

Chennai Super Kings skipper MS Dhoni capped off a disappointing Indian Premier League 2020 campaign without a single fifty for the first time in his IPL career.

Dhoni, who is arguably the greatest finisher in the history of white-ball cricket, looks a pale shadow of his past as a batsman in this Indian Premier League (IPL). Dhoni hasn’t looked in his best of touch in IPL 2020 thus far as rustiness crept in his batting.

Even Dhoni himself conceded that he has struggled to find form due to a lack of cricket and practice in the last 12 months. So far the Chennai Super Kings (CSK) captain has managed just 199 runs in 12 innings at an average of 28.42 with his top score this season reading 47 not out.

Dhoni came into this IPL completely under cooked. The World Cup semifinal against New Zealand at Old Trafford on July 10, 2019, was his last competitive fixture. And the lack of competitive action showed in his game as Dhoni was struggling to find consistency and keep the scoreboard moving.

MS Dhoni was asked during the toss for the IPL 2020 clash between Chennai Super Kings and Kings XI Punjab if it was his “last game ever in yellow?” Dhoni was quick to respond and gave an emphatic two-word answer — “Definitely not”.


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