IPL 2021: MS Dhoni, you're the heartbeat of the team - Shane Watson congratulates CSK captain on 200th match

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IPL 2021, PBKS vs CSK: Former teammate Shane Watson sent a heartfelt connection to MS Dhoni arsenic the Chennai Super Kings skipper became lone the 2nd India subordinate to diagnostic successful 200 matches for the aforesaid franchise.

 Shane Watson congratulates CSK skipper  (AFP Photo)

MS Dhoni 1 of the top leaders: Shane Watson congratulates CSK skipper (AFP Photo)

HIGHLIGHTS

  • MS Dhoni completed 200 T20 matches for Chennai Super Kings connected Friday
  • Dhoni has led Chennai Super Kings successful 199 matches truthful far
  • New-recruit Krishnappa Gowtham besides congratulated the CSK captain

Former Australia opener Shane Watson paid a affluent tribute to MS Dhoni aft the World Cup-winning erstwhile skipper became the archetypal subordinate to correspond the Chennai Super Kings successful 200 T20 matches. Dhoni achieved the feat during CSK's 2nd crippled of IPL 2021 against Punjab Kings successful Mumbai connected Friday.

MS Dhoni became lone the 2nd player aft Virat Kohli to diagnostic successful 200 T20 matches for 1 franchise. The India skipper has played 209 matches for Royal Challengers Bangalore since joining them successful 2008.

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Notably, MS Dhoni has led Chennai Super Kings successful 199 matches and was captained by Suresh Raina successful 1 of the Champions League matches successful 2012. In fact, Raina gave Dhoni an implicit to vessel successful the said brushwood successful the now-defunct league.

"Best of luck contiguous MS for your 200th lucifer for @ChennaiIPL. You are the heartbeat of the squad and 1 of the top leaders successful the game," Watson said successful societal media station connected Twitter.

Best of luck contiguous MS for your 200th lucifer for @ChennaiIPL . You are the heartbeat of the squad and 1 of the top leaders successful the game. pic.twitter.com/bNFdVsRQ0G

— Shane Watson (@ShaneRWatson33) April 16, 2021

Notably, Watson was an integral subordinate of the Chennai Super Kings betwixt 2018 and 2020. The erstwhile cricketer deed a 100 successful the IPL 2018 last against Sunrisers Hyderabad arsenic Chennai Super Kings went connected to triumph their 3th IPL title. Watson retired from each formats of the crippled aft playing for CSK successful IPL 2020.

CSK's new-recruit Krishnappa Gowtham besides sent a connection to his captain, who strode onto the tract adjacent arsenic wishes were pouring successful for him connected societal media.

"Ur level of determination decides the level of occurrence you get to," Gowtham wrote, sharing a photograph of himself with MS Dhoni.

Ur level of determination decides the level of occurrence you get to #riseandgrind @ChennaiIPL @msdhoni #thala pic.twitter.com/A6GUOrXrNW

— Krishnappa Gowtham (@gowthamyadav88) April 16, 2021

Dhoni has led CSK since the precise opening successful 2008 during which clip helium won the IPL 3 times successful 2010, 2011 and 2018. He besides clinched the Champions League T20 rubric doubly successful 2010 and 2014.

MS Dhoni got disconnected to the cleanable commencement successful the milestone lucifer arsenic helium won the flip and Chennai Super Kings opted to vessel astatine the Wankhede Stadium successful Mumbai connected Friday. As expected, CSK did not marque immoderate changes to the playing XI contempt losing the opening match.

Speaking astir his attack to the game, Dhoni said: "Cricket is simply a intelligence crippled and adaptability is simply a cardinal factor. Overall it's a intelligence crippled than the carnal aspect."