“Please give me a new pink shirt for the remaining games,” Sunil Gavaskar mentioned on-air.© Twitter
MS Dhoni’s Chennai Tremendous Kings (CSK) had been comprehensively crushed by Kolkata Knight Riders of their final house sport of IPL 2023 on Sunday. Chasing a goal of 145, KKR crossed the ending line with six wickets and 9 balls to spare, with captain Nitish Rana and Rinku Singh scoring match-winning half-centuries. Rana remained unbeaten on 57 off 44 balls whereas Rinku made 54 off 43 deliveries to arrange KKR’s chase after they misplaced their first three wickets for 33 runs contained in the fifth over.
Whereas Rana and Rinku’s partnership was one of many highlights, the second of the night time got here after the match.
As Dhoni and CSK gamers had been doing a lap across the Chepauk to present goodies to the followers, former India captain Sunil Gavaskar, who’s at present a part of the commentary staff for IPL 2023, ran in direction of the CSK captain and took his autograph on his shirt.
— DHONI GIFS(@Dhoni_Gifs) May 14, 2023
Dhoni and Gavaskar shared a hug after the identical second.
After getting Dhoni’s autograph on his shirt, Gavaskar mentioned on-air: “Please give me a new pink shirt for the remaining games”.
KKR completed at 147 for 4 in 18.3 overs with Rana main from the entrance after taking advantage of a dropped probability.
KKR’s trigger was helped to a big extent by an excellent bowling effort earlier by spin duo of Varun Chakravarthy and Sunil Narine, who did beautifully and picked up two wickets every.
The defeat additionally places on maintain CSK’s probabilities of sealing a play-off berth as the house aspect is in second spot with 15 factors.
KKR, however, moved to 12 factors with a match to play however their hopes relaxation on different outcomes.
(With AFP Inputs)
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