IPL 2019: It is no secret that Chennai enjoys one of the biggest fan followings in the IPL and the biggest reason for that is MS Dhoni. He enjoys a huge fan base and is a massive crowd puller. Fans got a glimpse of that in the stands of Wankhede when Dhoni was dismissed for 12 off 21 balls in a 171 chase. A die-hard Dhoni fan wearing the yellow jersey and rooting for his idol slipped into the blue Mumbai jersey as soon as his hero was dismissed. This is another testament of Dhoni’s never-dying following.
Here is the video where you can see the fan do this:
Meanwhile, defending champions Chennai Super Kings tasted their first defeat in the Indian Premier League (IPL) 2019 as they lost to Mumbai Indians by 37 runs here on Wednesday.
Chasing a target of 171, none of the Chennai batsmen were able to show resistance except Kedhar Jadhav, who played a fighting 58-run knock.
For Mumbai, Lasith Malinga and Hardik Pandya rattled the Chennai batting line-up, scalping three wickets each.
Chasing the target, Chennai started on a poor note, losing openers Ambati Rayudu and Shane Watson cheaply. While Lasith Malinga accounted for Watson (5), Jason Behrendorff sent back Rayudu on a duck.
Jadhav (58 off 54, including eight boundaries and a six) and Mahendra Singh Dhoni (12 off 21) then anchored Chennai’s inning with a 54-run partnership. However, the skipper couldn’t stay for much time in the middle as he fell to Hardik Pandya while trying to accelerate the run-rate.
Jadhav tried to keep one end in control but Malinga ended his laborious effort before Chennai lost Ravindra Jadeja (1) and Dwayne Bravo (8) in quick succession as the scorecard read 115/7 in the 18th over.