There was immense anticipation astir MS Dhoni's comeback to competitory cricket successful Chennai Super Kings' IPL 2021 opener against Delhi Capitals connected Saturday, but the CSK skipper failed miserably arsenic helium departed for a duck aft being bowled by DC pacer Avesh Khan successful the 16th implicit of the archetypal innings.
This is MS Dhoni's archetypal duck successful the IPL aft 2015 and 2nd against the Delhi-based franchise. Overall MS Dhoni has failed to occupation to scoreboard connected lone 4 instances successful the IPL history, 2 of which came successful the 2010 edition
2010 vs Rajasthan Royals
2010 vs Delhi Daredevils (Capitals)
2015 vs Mumbai Indians
2021 vs Delhi Capitals
MS Dhoni walked retired to bat aft the exit of Suresh Raina, who scored a blazing 50 connected return, but his enactment connected the crease was conscionable 2 balls long. CSK skipper tried to propulsion Avesh Khan but recovered the wrong borderline which deed the stumps.
Dhoni returned to enactment aft Chennai's past IPL 2020 crippled wherever helium had declared that it was "definitely not" his past lucifer successful the CSK yellowish jersey. CSK failed to marque the playoffs for the archetypal clip successful their past past play and the three-time champions volition look to marque amends successful 2021.
"We were besides looking to bowl. It's cloudy, we whitethorn not get arsenic overmuch dew. You privation to marque the astir of immoderate is left. It feels bully to beryllium backmost and we had immoderate bully clip successful presumption of preparation. We'll besides usage immoderate players who are successful quarantine later. Faf, Moeen, Sam and Bravo are our overseas players," MS Dhoni said astatine the flip ceremony.
Notably, MS Dhoni had struggled passim the IPL 2020 and could negociate to people lone 200 runs successful 14 matches.
Meanwhile, Raina deed a 32-ball 50 successful their IPL 2021 opener against Delhi Capitals astatine the Wankhede Stadium successful Mumbai connected Friday. Raina deed his 39th IPL 50 arsenic helium equalled Virat Kohli connected the database of astir fifties successful the IPL.