new Delhi: IPL 2022 is quite different for fans from all seasons. This time there is a competition between 10 teams, on the other hand MS Dhoni and Virat Kohli are playing as batsmen and not captains. Dhoni had taken the decision to leave the captaincy even before the start of this season, this decision surprised every cricket fan. It was very difficult to believe not only the fans, but also the big players. Meanwhile, the player of CSK has also told his heart for Dhoni, listening to which you will also become emotional.
Dhoni broke this player’s heart
CSK has included New Zealand player Devon Conway in the team for this season in IPL. Conway is one of Dhoni’s big fans, it was a dream of Conway to play under Dhoni’s captaincy, but this dream has remained incomplete now. Conway is heartbroken over Dhoni’s decision to step down as captain. Recently, CSK has shared a video on their social media account, in which Conway was seen speaking his heart. Devon Conway said, ‘I always wanted to play under Dhoni’s captaincy. Dhoni is a great captain and I had a small conversation with him. I said, you sure don’t want to captain another season. He refused to answer and said that he will always be around.
Watch Devon Conway’s video here
— Chennai Super Kings (@ChennaiIPL) March 29, 2022
Dhoni made a special record
The first match of IPL 2022 was played between Chennai and Kolkata, in this match Dhoni played a historic innings. Dhoni scored an unbeaten half-century in this match, Dhoni managed to score a half-century after 28 innings and 3 seasons. Mahi scored 50 runs in 38 balls with the help of 7 fours and 1 six. Dhoni made this half-century at the age of 40 years and 262 days. Dhoni has become the third oldest player to score a fifty in IPL. Dhoni overtook Rahul Dravid and Sachin Tendulkar in this matter. Even though this innings of Dhoni could not win the match for CSK, but this half-century was very special for him.
CSK lost in the very first match
In the first match of IPL 2022, KKR defeated CSK by 6 wickets. In this match, apart from Dhoni, no batsman could play a big innings from CSK’s side and for this reason KKR had won comfortably. In this match, while batting first, CSK had given a target of 132 runs to KKR. In reply, KKR won this match by losing just 4 wickets. Ajinkya Rahane played an excellent innings of 44 runs for KKR. Dwayne Bravo took 3 wickets for CSK.