MS Dhoni played with the ego of Hardik Pandya to take the wicket

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!

Chennai Super Kings won Qualifier 1 against the defending champions Gujarat Titans. Chennai and Gujarat played the first playoff match at Chepauk Stadium. After winning the toss, Hardik Pandya decided to bowl first. GT has a great record in chasing the target than defending the target. MS also wanted to bowl first, he said in the toss. The openers of Super Kings played slow and steady and took the team to a good score with a great run rate.

MS Dhoni played with Hardik’s Ego

After the start by the middle-order batsman also supported the team very well. Chennai posted the target of 173 to the Titans. MS Dhoni played with the Ego of Hardik Pandya to take his wicket. He set the field so close in the off-side. As the skipper of Chennai expected Hardik played a shot to clear the off side field. He was caught by Jadeja in the point.

MS Dhoni in post match presentations said that

“I don’t know, I have 8-9 months to decide. The small auction will be around December so why to take that headache now. I have ample time to decide. I’ll always be there for CSK, whether it’s in playing form or sitting somewhere outside, I don’t really know. Frankly, it takes a heavy toll, I have been out of home from January, and have been practising since March, it takes a lot, so we will see, I have ample time to decide,” Dhoni mentioned in the post-match presentation.

Mumbai Indians played Lucknow Super Giants in the Eliminator and won the match. Mumbai will face GT in the second Qualifier in Ahmedabad.

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