Dhoni takes Witty Dig at Ambati Rayudu After IPL 2023 Triumph

With the IPL 2023 just around the corner, MS Dhoni has rejoined the CSK squad and his return has sparked a frenzy among fans. The iconic captain, affectionately known as 'Thala,' will be playing his first IPL match in Chennai after a three-year hiatus due to COVID restrictions. All the teams have already begun their preparations for the tournament. IPL 2023 MIGHT BE THE LAST FOR MS DHONI The schedule for the highly anticipated Indian Premier League (IPL) 2023 is out. The opening match will see Chennai Super Kings pitted against Gujarat on March 31. The tournament will follow a home-and-away format this time around. So, MS Dhoni will play in Chennai for the first time in three years. MS Dhoni enjoys a massive fan base in Chennai, and the reception he will receive when he takes the field at Chepauk after such a long time was discussed by former Australia opener Matthew Hayden on Star Sports. With the IPL less than a month away, all participating teams are working hard to ensure that they are in top form for the tournament. Follow us on Twitter for more!

After Chennai Super Kings (CSK) emerged victorious in the 2023 Indian Premier League (IPL), their captain Mahendra Singh Dhoni playfully mocked batter Ambati Rayudu. In the rain-curtailed final against the Gujarat Titans (GT) on May 30 at the Narendra Modi Stadium in Ahmedabad, CSK secured a five-wicket win. Rayudu played a pivotal role in the summit clash, contributing a crucial 19 runs off eight balls, which included a boundary and two sixes.

Dhoni lauded Rayudu for always giving his utmost on the field. While also humorously remarking that having Rayudu on his team would prevent him from winning the Fairplay Award. Rayudu’s crucial cameo against GT helped CSK regain momentum when the run rate was slipping away for the visiting team, showcasing his value to the team’s performance.

“The special thing about Rayudu is he will always give his 100% when he is on his field. But with him in the team, I will never win the Fairplay Award,”

Dhoni said.

Rayudu always wants to contribute, He has been a fantastic cricketer: Dhoni

After clinching the IPL 2023 title, skipper MS Dhoni expressed heartfelt appreciation for Ambati Rayudu, who announced his retirement from the lucrative league. Dhoni acknowledged Rayudu as an unsung hero in Indian cricket, highlighting his exceptional ability to handle both pace and spin. According to the legendary captain, Rayudu possesses a rare skill that allows him to excel against both types of bowling, further emphasizing his valuable contribution during his tenure in the sport.

“He (Rayudu) always wants to contribute and he has been a fantastic cricketer. I’ve been playing with him for a long time, since the India A tours. He’s a player who can play spin and pace equally well. It is something really special. I felt he would do something really special, I’m really happy for him,”

Dhoni said.

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