Continuing their poor run in the on-going IPL 2020, MS Dhoni-led Chennai Super Kings suffered their third defeat of the tournament after they failed to hunt down 165 against Sunrisers Hyderabad on Friday. CSK, the most consistent side in the history of the IPL, suffered its third loss in succession for the first time since the 2014 season.
CSK were jolted with early blows as they lost their first three wickets in the Powerplay itself. Kedar Jadhav was also dismissed in the ninth over, which left CSK reeling at 42/4. After the top-order batting debacle, skipper Dhoni and Ravindra Jadeja tried to save CSK’s sinking ship by weaving singles and doubles and stitching a vital 72-run stand.
MS Dhoni stitched unbeaten 47 and stayed till the end
But the duo eventually succumbed to the soaring asking rate and despite Dhoni’s valiant effort at the end, Chennai handed over a 7-run victory to David Warner’s SRH. Due to the heat and humidity, a fatigued Dhoni was gasping for breath in the last over. He stayed at the crease until the end but it wasn’t enough to steer CSK past the finishing line.
Soon after the match ended, Twitter was flooded with messages for Dhoni. While some lauded the CSK skipper for his resilience, some trolled him by pointing out his age. Kamaal Rashid Khan, known for his controversial statements, lambasted Dhoni and urged the veteran to retire respectfully.
“Brother MS Dhoni, no one becomes younger by dying his hair black. You run out of breath while taking two runs, which happens with everyone in old age. But who has told you to make a mockery of yourself by playing in old age? I was your fan once and I don’t like seeing you in this condition. Retire respectfully,” tweeted KRK in Hindi.
Bhai @msdhoni बाल काले करने से कोई जवान नहीं बन जाता! 2 रन के लिए भागने पर आपकी साँस उखड़ जाती है, जो बुढ़ापे में सबके साथ होता है! लेकिन किसने कहा, कि बुढ़ापे में खेलकर बेइज़्ज़ती कराना ज़रूरी है! हम आपके फ़ैन रहे हैं, आपको ऐसे देखकर अच्छा नहीं लगता! इज़्ज़त के साथ सन्यास लेलो!
— KRK (@kamaalrkhan) October 2, 2020
Following his disrespectful tweet, KRK was bashed from all corners by ardent Dhoni fans. The CSK skipper, who yesterday also became the most-capped IPL player, was defended by many fans. Many fans hurled abuses while some reminded KRK of Dhoni’s staggering achievements in the sport. A few also urged KRK to go and deliver on the field rather than commenting while sitting at home.
Here’s how fans rushed to MS Dhoni’s defence:
— Yogii1807 (@yogeshp88051874) October 3, 2020
— YuvrajSinghRajpurohit (@Razzpurohitysr) October 3, 2020
@kamaalrkhan Aap MS Dhoni ki retirement ki chinta krne wale kab se ho gye? Meri suniye Dhoni ji ki salah maniye aur apni retirement ke liye mutual funds mien paisa laga dijiye. Yeh twitter account ke blue tick se zindagi nhi kategi…#dhonifan #msdforever #Dhoni #MSDian #Dhonism https://t.co/KfOWniIuIa
— Chaitanya Sabharwal (@chaitan72003) October 3, 2020
APNA BAAP KO MATH SIKA 😂
Apko tho @msdhoni ki sandals banne ki bhi aukaat nahi he bhai😅😂
Waise bhi AAP kaun he bhai ..
— Sandeshshetty (@Sandeshmsdian7) October 2, 2020
— Desi Sultan (@PIB_Simplified) October 2, 2020
— Death¥Angel (@DeathAn74409228) October 2, 2020
Krk Ko Pata Tha Dhoni fans galiya denge isliye comment section off Kar Diya 😂😂😂 https://t.co/Tc4RCvrnM6
— Ashu (: (@AshishMakhijani) October 2, 2020
— Dhriyst (@dhriyst) October 2, 2020
— Vishal Yadav (@VishalY12ka4) October 3, 2020
Firstly i understand as a fan @kamaalrkhan felt sad or bad seeing dhoni struggle. But you are not a fan you are just demeaning @msdhoni and pls u don't even dare comment about dhonis age what he is doing at this age if you cud have done half of it u could have saved ur career😅 https://t.co/poI34LsmBq
— Vipin (@Vipin59248257) October 3, 2020
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