‘For once, Dhoni got it wrong’: Gavaskar’s shocking reaction to CSK’s DRS call | Cricket
giving sanju samson & Co a dream start against the four-time winners Chennai Super Kings (CSK)Rajasthan Royals (RR) openers Yashasvi Jaiswal and Jos Buttler smashed the bowlers in Match No. 37 of the Indian Premier League (IPL) 2023 on Thursday. Launching an all-out attack on the CSK bowlers at the Sawai Mansingh Stadium, young Jaiswal played a crucial innings to ensure a record total against Rajasthan Royals. M S DhoniThe Yellow Brigade.
Opener Jaiswal, who scored 31 off just 11 balls, took former champions RR to 42-0 in the first three overs. With Dhoni including spinner Mahesh Tikshana in the attack, Jaiswal’s batting was momentarily taken by CSK in the fourth over. Tikshana also dismissed RR opener Jaiswal on the third ball and made a loud appeal for LBW. Backing his bowler in the powerplay, CSK skipper Dhoni opted for a review after the umpire turned down Tikshana’s appeal.
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Dhoni, a master of taking successful reviews, surprisingly erred on the side of his Decision Review System (DRS) call against the RR batsman. With the ball pitching outside leg stump, the third umpire wasted no time in declaring RR not out. Rubbing salt on the wound, legendary cricketer Sunil Gavaskar issued a remarkable statement during match commentary of an IPL 2023 match. On the CSK captain failing to overturn the match umpire’s decision, Gavaskar said, “Dhoni for once got it wrong.”
Cashing in on his debut after a free-soring powerplay, RR star Jaiswal played a blistering knock against Dhoni’s CSK at the Sawai Mansingh Stadium. The Indian southpaw registered his highest score in IPL 2023 with a blistering 77 off 43 balls. While Jaiswal top-scored for the 2008 champions, young Dhruv Jurel (34) and southpaw Devdutt Padikkal (27) helped RR post a mammoth 202-5 in 20 overs to post a late flourish.
Talking more about the match, Tushar Deshpande was one of the pick of the bowlers for Dhoni & Co. as the star bowler picked up two wickets and conceded 42 runs in his four overs against Rajasthan Royals. Dhoni’s CSK are leading the IPL 2023 table with five wins from their first seven matches this season. The Yellow Brigade are level on points with defending champions Gujarat Titans (GT) in the IPL 2023 standings.