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As soon as the catch was taken, Kohli was seen celebrating wildly and venting out his emotions – both of which were caught on camera
Dhoni (28 not out off 13) batted like the finisher of his hey days to help CSK get the required 17 runs off the final over to win their second game of the season and extend Mumbai Indians' winless streak to seven games.
Chennai Super Kings (216/4) beat Royal Challengers Bangalore (193/3) by 23 runs, Shivam Dube and Robin Uthappa put up a cumulative total of 183 in 96 balls while Maheesh Theekshana and Ravindra Jadeja took 4 and 3 wickets each
CSK struggled initially when they were put to bat first, losing the top order in quick succession. Jadeja-Dhoni helped in posting a respectable total of 131 with a 70 off 57 balls. KKR played a clean innings with Ajinkya Rahane adding 44 in 34 balls while Sam Billings helped pump the accelerator on the runs during the last leg of the 2nd innings
After 14 years, for the first time, the word captain won't be associated with Dhoni as he relinquished leadership duties with a sporting entity which had become a part of his identity.
CSK said the 40-year-old will continue to represent the franchise for the "season and beyond".
Defence Minister Rajnath Singh has compared Pushkar Singh Dhoni to cricketer Mahendra Singh Dhoni. Dhami, who he said is a good finisher.
The 40-year-old former India captain, playing his 10th IPL final (ninth for CSK as captain), has led the 'Yellow Brigade' in 214 games across 12 editions that they have taken part out of the 14 IPL seasons.
CSK, the three-time former champions, had a disappointing outing last year when it failed to qualify for the playoffs for the first time ever. CSK have won all the four matches in the UAE leg and are now at the top with 18 points.
A mini collapse in the middle overs made the chase interesting before CSK got the job done in 19.4 overs with Dhoni (14 not out off 11) hitting the winning six and bringing back memories of his heyday.
Dhoni came out to bat at number six in both the matches after the resumption of the IPL in UAE, scoring 3 and 11 not out against Mumbai Indians and Royal Challengers Bangalore respectively.
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"It does hurt when you don't do well, so you try to amplify certain emotions. So that the guys just don't drop the game. That can leave with 12 painful hours of the remaining time in the tournament. You have to enjoy the game no matter where you are on the table," Dhoni said.
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"The bowlers did well to bring them down to 160-odd. As a team, we should have achieved the target but the batsmen let the bowlers down," Dhoni said.
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