Virat Kohli and MS Dhoni have always shared mutual respect for each other. Dhoni played a huge role in evolving Virat as a batsman and a captain. On the other hand, Virat continued MS Dhoni’s legacy and took India on top of World cricket.
The camaraderie and brotherhood between Virat and Dhoni is known by the entire cricketing fraternity. A glimpse of it was seen in yesterday’s encounter between RCB and CSK in Sharjah.
Before the match, Virat and Dhoni were seen having a long chat on the field. The toss was delayed due to a sandstorm in Sharjah. Hence, the delay gave time to Virat and Dhoni to share a chat in the middle.
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After the game, Kohli was seen going to Dhoni and giving the CSK skipper a hug while he was in the CSK huddle. The moment between the two legends of the game took the internet by storm.
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MS Dhoni led CSK close to qualifying for the playoffs
Speaking of the game, CSK continued their good form and registered a comfortable win by six wickets over RCB.
Royal Challengers Bangalore were off to a flying start as both openers Devdutt Padikal and Virat Kohli notched up fifties. However, despite their 111 run opening stand, RCB were able to manage only 157 runs in their 20 overs. Devdutt was the top scorer for RCB with 70 runs off 50 balls.
Excellent spells from Dwayne Bravo and Shardul Thakur restricted RCB to a below par total. Useful contributions from Ruturaj Du Plesis, Moeen and Rayudu ensured CSK’s win. Chennai fans would have been elated to see Thalla and Chinna Thalla finish the match. Dwayne Bravo was adjudged the player of the match because of his match winning spell of 3 for 24.
With this win, CSK are just one game away from qualifying for the playoffs. CSK have also jumped to the top of the table with 14 points. This is CSK’s second consecutive win in this season and their 5th consecutive win in UAE.
On the other hand, RCB are having plenty of problems this season. Their season was off to a good start but they have lost three consecutive games in this season. Also, this was RCB’s 7th consecutive loss in UAE.
• Virat and Dhoni share a long chat in the middle before the loss
• Virat hugs MS Dhoni after the Sharjah loss
• CSK go top of the table, RCB lose third consecutive match this season