IPL 2022
MS Dhoni Set A Trap for Kieron Pollard And He Succumbs
By CricShots - Apr 21, 2022 9:38 pm
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Once a captain, always a captain. The saying goes well for former Chennai Super Kings (CSK) skipper, MS Dhoni who struck gold on the field again with his sharp field setting. During the ongoing Match 33 between CSK and Mumbai Indians (MI), the latter got off to a terrible start after being asked to bat first by the CSK skipper, Ravindra Jadeja. 

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MS Dhoni set the trap for Kieron Pollard

Tilak Varma and Kieron Pollard were looking to open their arms in the business end of the innings and this is when MS Dhoni used his sharp cricketing mind to dismiss the big West Indian. MS Dhoni knew Pollard was going to smash the mystery spinner Maheesh Theekshana, as Pollard had smashed him for a six in the previous delivery as well.

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That is why MS Dhoni moved the long on fielder to a more straight-ish long-on, right on the ropes. This was a trap for Keiron Pollard as he likes to hit the ball straight down the ground. Pollard is known for taking such challenges and Dhoni took a bet on that. The move worked as Theekshana bowled a flattish carrom ball, Pollard looked to go aerial but found the hands of Dube in the deep.

Here is the video of the dismissal of Kieron Pollard:

Mumbai Indians (Playing XI): Rohit Sharma (c), Ishan Kishan (wk), Dewald Brevis, Suryakumar Yadav, Tilak Varma, Kieron Pollard, Daniel Sams, Hrithik Shokeen, Riley Meredith, Jaydev Unadkat, Jasprit Bumrah

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Chennai Super Kings (Playing XI): Ruturaj Gaikwad, Robin Uthappa, Ambati Rayudu, Shivam Dube, Ravindra Jadeja (c), MS Dhoni (wk), Dwaine Pretorius, Dwayne Bravo, Mitchell Santner, Maheesh Theekshana, Mukesh Choudhary

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