CLT20: Twitter abuzz after Dhoni's 'Dhamaka'
The internet was abuzz after Mahendra Singh Dhoni’s blitzkrieg against Sunrisers Hyderabad in the Champions League Twenty20 game in Ranchi on Thursday.
The Chennai Super Kings' captain smashed five sixes off one over to lead his team to a 12-run victory.
The Twitterati took to praising the ‘Man with the Mohawk’ and leading the pack was cricket writer-cum-commentator Ayaz Memon “’Tarzan Boy' is @kartikmurali's description of M S Dhoni. Sunrisers bowlers would agree..."
Dhoni made 63 off 19 balls as the Super Kings set Sunrisers a total of 4-202 for victory, but the chasers fell 12 runs short.
Dhoni tore Thisara Perera's medium pace to shreds in the 18th over of his team's innings, blasting five deliveries over the rope, while Perera also conceded two wides and another two runs to the Indian destroyer for a total of 34.
Image: MS Dhoni
fastest fifty in Champions League T20 history
It was the fastest fifty in Champions League T20 history. The record was previously held by Trinidad & Tobago’s Kieron Pollard, who scored a fifty off18 balls against NSW at Hyderabad in 2009.
A Tweet by former India batsman Aakash Chopra read: “Last night I'd consumed all the adjectives during Raina's batting..who knew that Dhoni was going to play an absolute blinder. What a player!”
Tennis player Rohan Bopanna also mentioned Dhoni’s innings in his Tweet on Friday morning.
“Just reading about MS Dhoni's innings, scoring the fastest 50 in the champions league. Must have been a treat to watch it, Especially Live,” India’s Davis Cup star tweeted.
Image: MS Dhoni