"Thanks for giving me a farewell"- MS Dhoni's big remark on about his retirement after CSK vs KKR clash
MS Dhoni is probably the biggest name in Indian cricket and has the biggest fanbase in the world. That is the reason that when there was an away game on Sunday, there were a lot of yellow shirts in the crowd to support CSK and MSD.
Chennai took on the two-time champion Kolkata Knight Riders in the second game of the double header on Sunday at the Eden Gardens in Kolkata. CSK registered a dominating win and beat KKR by a big margin of 49 runs, jumping to first place on the points table.
However, after the win, MS Dhoni made a big remark, in which he thanked the crowd who came to support him and said that everyone had come to bid him farewell. That statement gave a few hints for Thala MS Dhoni on his retirement.
He said in the post-match presentation, "I will just say thanks for the support, they came in big numbers. Most of these guys will come in a KKR jersey next time. They are trying to give me a farewell, so thanks a lot to the crowd."
Speaking of the game, KKR won the toss and decided to bowl first. CSK had a brilliant start, with both openers adding 73 runs for the first wicket. Ruturaj Gaikwad got dismissed for 35 off 20, Conway scored his fourth consecutive half-centuries, and he made 56 off 40, with four boundaries and three sixes.
Shivam Dube and Ajinkya Rahane also hit quick-fire half-centuries. Dube made 50 off just 21 balls, with two fours and five sixes, while Rahane remained unbeaten on 71 off 29 balls, with six fours and five sixes. As a result, CSK posted their third-highest IPL total of 235/4.
Chasing the target, KKR couldn't get going in their inning. Jason Roy was dropped to No. 5, and he made 61 off 26, with five fours and five sixes, while Rinku Singh scored an unbeaten 33-ball 53, with three fours and four sixes. KKR ended at 186/8 and lost the game by 49 runs.