The 14th edition of the Indian Premier League will end this week with the final on 15th October. The Top 4 teams have got their task cut out and will look to dominate their competitors. Qualifier 1 was played between Chennai Super Kings and Delhi Capitals on Sunday and it was certainly worthy of claps and whistles. In the match, R Ashwin plays a trick with the CSK opener Ruturaj Gaikwad who gives him the taste of his own medicine.
CSK skipper MS Dhoni opted to bowl after winning the toss and they got an early reward in the form of Shikhar Dhawan, who fell cheaply. The Capitals kept losing wickets at regular intervals but the partnership between Shimron Hetmyer and Rishabh Pant steadied the ship for the No. 1 team on the points table. There was another moment in the second inning where R Ashwin plays a trick with Gaikwad.
R Ashwin plays a trick, Ruturaj gives it back
The incident took place in the 9th over of the CSK inning. CSK lost Faf du Plessis at the score of 3, but Robin Uthappa and Gaikwad played beautifully. In the 9th over, R Ashwin plays a trick by pulling out of bowling after almost completing his action.
The CSK opening batsman was one step ahead of the seasoned spinner as he pulled out at the last moment at the very next ball attempt. A cold-duel was evident between the two in the middle.
— Sunaina Gosh (@Sunainagosh7) October 10, 2021
The Twitterati is buzzing with a lot of appreciation for Ruturaj Gaikwad for being bold and stepping up against R Ashwin’s mind games. As for the match, vintage Dhoni was on display as he took his team home in the last over of the match, scoring match-winning 18 runs off just 6 deliveries. MS Dhoni’s winning touch was reminiscent of the past and the fans absolutely loved to see him as the finished once again.