Chennai Super Kings captain Mahendra Singh Dhoni has hit a special double century against Rajasthan Royals on Saturday. Dhoni’s name has now been recorded for captaincy in 200 matches of this tournament. There is no other player around his record. Prior to this match, Dhoni had captained in 199 IPL matches, out of which he won 119 and lost 79. Apart from this, one match was also inconclusive.
Under the leadership of Dhoni, the team of Chennai Super Kings has won the IPL title thrice. Last year, Chennai’s team did not qualify for the playoffs. Then Dhoni had said that the team would make a strong comeback next year. The amazing thing is that his words proved to be absolutely true and this time Chennai qualified for the playoffs first. It can be understood from this that how much influence the captain has on this team.
In this match against Rajasthan, Chennai made a strong score of 189 runs for four wickets in 20 overs. Gaikwad completed his maiden century in IPL by hitting a six off Mustafizur Rahman off the last ball of the innings. Gaikwad hit nine fours and five sixes in his unbeaten 101 off 60 balls. Gaikwad shared an unbeaten partnership of 55 runs in just 22 balls for the fifth wicket with Ravindra Jadeja. Jadeja hit four fours and a six in his unbeaten 32 off 15 balls.