Dhoni played among the very remarkable innings of this 2019 Indian Premier League, almost chasing down 26 runs off the last over against Royal Challengers Bangalore on Sunday, 21 April.
Chennai finally fell short by a run, but Dhoni’s 48-ball 84* revealed More he continued to become a lynchpin in each team he played, regardless of his age.
It had been an outstanding inning and just goes to demonstrate is not criteria,” More said. “Dhoni is at prime shape and age is only a number. Sachin Tendulkar, Rahul Dravid played in their career and with differentiation.”
Dhoni is Chennai’s top-scorer this year, with 314 runs at 104.66, hitting them in a bit over 137. He’s also been in excellent shape for India in ODIs this season, where he’s averaged 81.75 in eight innings.
It is far from just how the previous
the season had panned out, where Dhoni fought for runs, averaging 25 and striking in 71.42 later 13 outings. But he’s put that behind in 2019 when he’s turned back the clock by completing innings and winning matches, both for India and for Chennai from the IPL.
His innings on Sunday took More back to 2006 when a brash and youthful Dhoni took global cricket by storm with his barbarous hitting. More was accountable for Dhoni’s coming at the global scene, even when as a federal selector in 2004, he pushed Dhoni’s inclusion in the national squad to the 2004 tour of Bangladesh.
Dhoni immediately affirmed that religion, using a century at his fifth match — 148 from Pakistan in Visakhapatnam in April 2005. A couple of months afterward, he struck a catastrophic 183* from Sri Lanka at Jaipur, which remains the maximum score with a wicket-keeper at ODIs.
“The innings took me straight back into 2006, and possibly around the time when a youthful Dhoni took the scene by storm,” More said.