Jadeja looks at KKR’s ‘T20 masterstroke’ photo involving MS Dhoni and offers an epic response | Locust
The Kolkata Knight Riders KKR received a lot of criticism from Chennai Super Kings CSK fans on Sunday as they shared a photo mentioning their “T20 masterstroke” against batter MS Dhoni. The Kolkata-based team rewound for their Indian Premier League IPL contest against Rising Pune Supergiant RPSG in 2016, where Dhoni can be spotted surrounded by test-type pitch and the scoreboard reads 74 for four in 10.5 overs.
The image referred to the Australian ground in the closing minutes of the fourth Ashes Test. On day five at Sydney Cricket Ground, the hosts needed a wicket in the final two overs, but Stuart Broad and James Anderson, with as many as eight outfielders crowding around them, held on to frustrate the ‘Australia and make a draw thriller. .
At the strains, England had 270 for nine in a declining light, well below the target of 388 points, but obtained a better result than its three consecutive defeats against Australia. As Steve Smith and Nathan Lyon roll their arms in an all-out spin attack for the hosts, Australia tried to put pressure on England’s tail with a compressed field setting.
It all came down to the fact that Anderson repelled Smith’s leg rotation and denied Australia a 4-0 move up in cricket’s oldest rivalry. The photo of England hitters surrounded by nine outfielders, including the wicket keeper, went viral on social media and Kolkata Knight Riders KKR also posted a photo of their own “classic shot” against the Pune franchise. âThat moment when a classic move in Test cricket actually reminds you of a T20 masterstroke,â KKR captioned.
It was at a time of the low scoring clash between the two teams, which was won by KKR. The loss also reduced the Supergiant’s chances of qualifying for the final four and Dhoni himself had a forgettable outing with the bat, managing to score just eight of 22 deliveries.
The Kolkata jibe was not well received by Dhoni fans and the all-rounder Ravindra Jadeja also gave the two-time IPL champions a shot. âIt’s not a masterstroke! Just a show,â the Chennai Super Kings CSK star wrote in response with a laughing face emoji.
Fans were quick to remind Calcutta that they suffered a 27-point loss in the 2021 IPL final. “At the same time, you forgot what happened in the final of last year, “wrote one Twitter user.
In the summit clash in Dubai, the Chennai Super Kings bowling unit, led by the Shardul trio, fired in unison to restrict Kolkata to 165/9 in 20 overs. Faf du Plessis was Chennai’s best player with the bat, scoring 86 points and taking his team to an intimidating total of 192 points.
It was the fourth title for the Chennai-based outfit. Dhoni had already led CSK to his first IPL title in 2010 before repeating the feat in 2011 and 2018. It was a record ninth final appearance in 12 editions for Chennai, who already had three titles to his name.