Punjab Kings (PBKS) debutant Jitesh Sharma showed brilliant glovework behind the stumps in the game against Chennai Super Kings. He took a sharp catch of MS Dhoni and then convinced PBKS skipper, Mayank Agarwal to take a successful review which converted the wide into Dhoni’s wicket. After losing their first two matches of the IPL 2022, Chennai Super Kings have continued their poor run of form in the tournament.
The team lost by a significant margin of 54 runs while chasing 181 runs. Liam Livingstone was instrumental for Punjab Kings as he helped his team post a total of 180/8 scoring 60 runs from 32 balls. CSK suffered a batting collapse as the wickets were falling at regular intervals. MS Dhoni was attempting to take the game deep but brilliant judgment from debutant Jitesh Sharma sent him back to the pavilion.
Rahul Chahar was bowling the 18th over of the CSK innings. He bowled a delivery straying down the leg to Dhoni and the latter tried to hit it. Jitesh Sharma appealed for the caught behind and he was pretty confident but the umpire called it a wide. Jitesh then convinced skipper, Mayank Agarwal to take a review. The replays showed spikes as the ball passed near the edge of the bat and the wide called by the umpire was converted into a wicket.
Here is the video of the catch from Jitesh Sharma:
Punjab Kings (playing XI): Mayank Agarwal(c), Shikhar Dhawan, Bhanuka Rajapaksa, Liam Livingstone, Shahrukh Khan, Jitesh Sharma(w), Odean Smith, Arshdeep Singh, Kagiso Rabada, Rahul Chahar, Vaibhav Arora
Chennai Super Kings (playing XI): Ruturaj Gaikwad, Robin Uthappa, Moeen Ali, Ambati Rayudu, Ravindra Jadeja(c), MS Dhoni(w), Shivam Dube, Dwayne Bravo, Chris Jordan, Dwaine Pretorius, Mukesh Choudhary
Here is how the fans reacted to the dismissal:
Dhoni got out after playing a superb test knock.. He tried hard to draw the test match but perishes in the end
CSK's next test match starts on Saturday
— Gaurav Manchanda (@gaurav5m) April 3, 2022
You are MS Dhoni pic.twitter.com/a6CRwfiyiU
— ASmemesss (@asmemesss) April 3, 2022
Dhoni should walk. 😐
— Sharique (@Jerseyno93) April 3, 2022
Biggest reason of today’s CSK defeat is slow game by dhoni. And no commentator raised that issue.#PBKSvCSK
— Nikhil Popli (@NikhilPopli10) April 3, 2022
— Niraag® S 🏏 (@niraag69) April 3, 2022
Dhoni 🥲🤣 pic.twitter.com/kSlOF1sHdS
— Ajay Pandey (@Ajay_Pandeyy) April 3, 2022
Why is Dhoni so overhyped ??
Worst scenario worst publicity #CSKvsPBKS
— Annu_forever (@Annuforever1) April 3, 2022
Dhoni summoned the new bat to get out in the next ball. 😭😭😭 #CSKvPBKS
— Jyotirmoy Halder (@iemjyo) April 3, 2022
Changes bat as if he's going to hit six sixes while pretending like he didn't increase the run rate from 11 to 20 only to get out. Dhoni masterclass.#CSKvPBKS
— 𝙴𝚍𝙺. (@edmondkirsch) April 3, 2022