The writing on the wall soon came as three-time IPL champions CSK were knocked out of the play-offs after Mumbai Indians lost by 10 wickets in the IPL 2020 clash. Friday (Oct. 23) at the Sharjah Cricket Ground in the United Arab Emirates (UAE).
As the Dhoni-led team has been in the play-offs in each of the last ten seasons in the IPL, it is a matter of doubt and darkness for both the players and the tough fans of the ‘Whistle’ squad.
Winning and losing is a part of the game and after being given shining heights as one of the most dominant teams in the IPL, CSK has been a pale shadow for themselves in Season 13, which has emerged as the second best for the strongest teams throughout the season.
In the midst of the massive defeat for his team, there was still the sporting gesture of CSK’s famed captain MS Dhoni, which won the hearts of millions of fans around the world.
After losing by 10 wickets, MS Dhoni handed over his famous’ No 7 ‘CSK jersey to Mumbai Indians’ Pandya Brothers – Hardik and Krunal.
– Indian Premier League (@IPL) October 23, 2020
This is the second time that Dhoni has handed over his jersey to an opposition player. ‘Mahi’ handed over his match jersey to Rajasthan Royal wicketkeeper-batsman Jose Butler after his memorable dismissal in his 200th IPL match, which also ended in defeat.
Coming into the MI vs CSK game, the Mumbai Indians recorded a 10-wicket win over CSK and shattered hopes of getting a play-off berth in season 13. Of the table.
After controlling CSK for 114-9, openers Quinton de Kok and Ishant Kishan fired all the guns without losing a single wicket.