IPL 2024
MS Dhoni’s Vintage Brilliance: Stunning Underarm Run-Out Of Anuj Rawat
By CricShots - Mar 22, 2024 10:27 pm
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In a nostalgic moment reminiscent of his prime, former Chennai Super Kings skipper MS Dhoni showcased his brilliance with a stunning under-arm throw in the IPL 2024 opener against Royal Challengers Bangalore. The MA Chidambaram Stadium erupted in cheers as Dhoni executed a flawless run-out of Anuj Rawat on the final ball of the first innings with his trademark under-arm throw, hitting the stumps square on.

MS Dhoni
MS Dhoni executed an underarm run-out

Chennai Super Kings, after being sent to bowl first by RCB skipper Faf du Plessis, displayed a dominant bowling performance, restricting the opposition to 173 runs. The CSK bowlers dictated the game’s tempo by swiftly removing RCB’s top five batsmen early on, with Mustafizur Rahman emerging as the star performer with four crucial wickets for just 30 runs.

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Despite a shaky start, Ruturaj Gaikwad’s men tightened the screws on RCB, reducing them to 78/5 by the 12th over. However, RCB showcased resilience through a partnership between Dinesh Karthik and Anuj Rawat, who steadied the innings with a 95-run stand.

Their calculated approach helped RCB recover from the middle-over slump, with the duo accelerating in the final three overs to propel the team’s total to 173/6 at the end of their allotted 20 overs. MS Dhoni’s spectacular run-out and his adept wicketkeeping skills drew praise from fans and experts alike.

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Beyond his match-winning contribution with the run-out, Dhoni’s agility was evident as he adeptly stopped several balls that kept low on the tricky Chennai pitch. Former cricketers Ian Bishop and Sanjay Manjrekar showered accolades on the legendary cricketer, highlighting his innate composure and precision in executing crucial moments like these.

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“Deep-rooted in his blood, rarely gets it wrong. Under-arm, focused on the stumps because he is calm. I am sure he would not have practised this,” remarked Sanjay Manjrekar while providing expert commentary during the match.