What are the two names that have been buzzing in the ongoing Indian Premier League 2018? Chris Gayle and Mahendra Singh Dhoni. While the Windies veteran took the eleventh season by storm with his massacring innings against all opponents that befell his path. Dhoni, on the other hand, silenced his critics with his second T20 fifty and stunner of a heist against Royal Challengers Bangalore. Gayle is generally referred to as ‘Universe Boss’, a name he had given to himself, but Australia legend Matthew Hayden reckoned Dhoni to be the ‘real universe boss’.
After watching CSK’s scintillating six-wicket win over Bengaluru that was played at M Chinnaswamy Stadium on Wednesday night, Hayden took to his Twitter account to write,”Oh my God….please let me sleep why did you have to make @ChennaiIPL so awesome, @msdhoni the real universe boss and @RayuduAmbati Mr Iceman you have me so excited for the rest of this years @IPL I can’t sleep #WhistlePodu #unbelievable @StarSportsIndia.”
Oh my God….please let me sleep🙏 why did you have to make @ChennaiIPL so awesome, @msdhoni the real universe boss and @RayuduAmbati Mr Iceman you have me so excited for the rest of this years @IPL I can’t sleep #WhistlePodu #unbelievable @StarSportsIndia
— Matthew Hayden AM (@HaydosTweets) April 25, 2018
Put to bat first, Bangalore rode on fifty-plus knocks from the South African duo of AB de Villiers and Quinton de Kock. After the initial loss of Kohli, the pair added 103 runs for the second wicket, which was enough to overshadow the team’s poor middle-order show and take the score to 205 runs at the loss of eight wickets.
Eyeing the colossal mark of 206 runs, CSK lost four wickets with just 74 runs on board at the end of nine overs. Yuzvendra Chahal and Umesh Yadav snarred three between themselves to falter Chennai’s desire. Dhoni then entered the scene with Ambati Rayadu still standing as CSK’s hero and hopes resting on the duo’s shoulders. The pair added 103 runs for the fifth wicket, before the latter departed of a run-out. With still 33 needed in less than three overs, Dwayne Bravo walked in to assist Dhoni and together they launched into Corey Anderson and Mohammed Siraj to bag that stunner of a victory.