WATCH: MS Dhoni delights a young super fan with match ball after his sparkling cameo | IPL 2024

In a truly heartwarming moment at the Wankhede Stadium, former Chennai Super Kings’ (CSK) skipper MS Dhoni exhibited a gesture of kindness and generosity towards a young fan present in the iconic Wankhede Stadium in Mumbai on Sunday (April 14).

MS Dhoni’s heartwarming gesture

Following his impressive cameo of 20 runs off just 4 balls against the five-time champions Mumbai Indians (MI), Dhoni was making his way towards the dressing room after the completion of the CSK innings. As Dhoni ascended the stairs, he noticed the match ball that had been struck for a six lying on the steps. Without hesitation, Dhoni decided to make a heartwarming gesture, choosing to give the ball to the young fan who was present in the stands at that moment. This spontaneous act of generosity added a delightful touch to the match day experience for both the young fan and all those witnessing the gesture.

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Ruturaj Gaikwad anchors the CSK’s innings

Batting first despite an early setback with the dismissal of Ajinkya Rahane, CSK’s captain Ruturaj Gaikwad formed crucial partnerships to stabilize the innings. Gaikwad first combined with Rachin Ravindra for a 52 runs stand, followed by a dynamic 90-run partnership with Shivam Dube.

Daryl Mitchell’s struggle

However, CSK faced a stumbling block when Daryl Mitchell struggled to find his timing, managing only 17 runs off 14 balls. Despite this, the team managed to reach 181 runs by the penultimate over. With MI skipper Hardik Pandya bowling the final over, the score of 200 seemed distant, but the stadium erupted with excitement as Dhoni made his way onto the field.

Blazing cameo against Mumbai Indians

The crowd’s anticipation was met with Dhoni’s trademark flair as he smashed the first ball he faced over long-on for a six. He followed it up with another powerful shot to the leg side for another six, before sending the ball over fine leg for yet another maximum. With these shots, Dhoni propelled the total past the 200-run mark, showcasing his prowess as one of the best finishers the game has ever seen. The electrifying atmosphere in the stadium, combined with Dhoni’s masterful display, made for a memorable moment in the match, highlighting the enduring appeal and skill of the cricketing legend.

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