Rajendra Prasad Mohapatra

Former ‘Captain Cool’ MS Dhoni has started well as a batsman for Chennai Super Kings (CSK) in the ongoing Indian Premier League (IPL) 2022 season. The wicketkeeper-batsman stepped down from CSK's captaincy ahead of the IPL 2022 season opener and handed over the mantle to promising all-rounder Ravindra Jadeja. 

IPL 2022 began on March 26 and Dhoni registered an unbeaten half-century at the Wankhede Stadium in Mumbai. Despite his unbeaten half century, the veteran couldn’t prevent a defeat for CSK with Kolkata Knight Riders (KKR) winning by six wickets.

Once again, the 40-year-old veteran showcased his batting prowess against Lucknow Super Giants (LSG) at the Brabourne Stadium in Mumbai. Coming in to bat in the 19th over, the 2011 ODI World Cup winning captain smashed the first delivery for a massive six.

The aggressive batsman smacked a short delivery from Avesh Khan over extra cover and it flew into the stands for a massive six. He scored 16 runs off six balls and remained unbeaten in the match. He also hammered two fours during his cameo.

However, in the end LSG registered their first-ever win in the IPL by chasing the target in 19.3 overs with six wickets remaining.