Amit Mishra reveals why MS Dhoni was eating his bat in the dug out

Amit Mishra reacts to MS Dhoni eating his bat in the dug out

On Sunday, the defending champions, Chennai Super Kings, locked horns with Delhi Capitals at the DY Patil Stadium. And the four-time champions dominated the game and registered a big win of 91 runs over DC. It was a complete performance from CSK as they outplayed DC in all the departments and ticked all the boxes. 

But one strange sight was caught by the cameraman during the first innings. The pictures of CSK skipper MS Dhoni went viral after he was seen chewing his bat before getting on the bat. Many fans were in shock after watching such a weird thing by the former Indian skipper. Notably, this is not the first time that Dhoni was seen biting his willow before going out to bat. Earlier, as well, he was seen doing such a thing.

As the picture went viral, many fans started to give their reactions and views, but former Indian leg-spinner and MSD former teammate, Amit Mishra, came up with the actual reason behind it. The veteran leg-spinner disclosed that MSD does this often to make sure that there is no tape or thread left on the bat. He tweeted with the image and quoted, "In case you’re wondering why Dhoni often ‘eats’ his bat. He does that to remove tape of the bat as he likes his bat to be clean. You won’t see a single piece of tape or thread coming out of MS’s bat.

Earlier in the match, batting first, CSK posted a huge score of 208/6. Both openers gave the team another good start and made 110 for the first wicket, and the lower order made the full use of the foundation. MS Dhoni once again showed his finishing skills and played a brilliant cameo to help the team cross the 200-run mark. The skipper made 21 off just 8 balls, including one four and two maximums. Devon Conway played an excellent innings of 87 off 49 balls.

Chasing the target, DC never looked comfortable and kept losing wickets at regular intervals. The CSK bowlers dominated the batters and DC were bowled out for 117 in 17.4 overs and lost the match by 91 runs. Chennai got two more points, and DC's chances were dented with a big blow.

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