IPL 2019: Mahendra Singh Dhoni and little munchkin Ziva were again giving father-daughter goals after Qualifier 2 where Chennai Super Kings beat Delhi Capitals to reach the finals. ‘Daddy’ Dhoni had a gift given by a fan of his statue, he was showing it to the ever-so-adorable Ziva and that is when the little one got adorably playful and started pulling her father’s nose and kissing Dhoni. What was good to see was the unconditional love Ziva and Dhoni showered on each other. It was so adorable that it will melt your heart. Dhoni and Raina with their respective kids were spotted taking a stroll on the ground. Dhoni was in high spirits after the win as CSK will now play their eighth final in IPL.
Here is the moment when you can see Ziva getting with ‘daddy’ Dhoni:
CSK will now meet Mumbai Indians in the fourth ever IPL finals which is a big thing in itself. Chasing 148 to win, the opening stand of Faf and Watson set the tone with an 80-run-stand. Faf du Plessis bagged the man of the match for his 50 off 39 balls. Watson too slammed a fifty of 32 balls.
“We spoke about it before the game – didn’t have the best run in the last 5-6 games. We have a lot of confidence as a team to win a lot of big games – so we draw confidence from that. From the previous games, the guys were playing some great shots up front. But it wasn’t the same kind of wicket. We also know the strength of ours is getting those partnerships – even if we go 3-4 overs without runs, we have a great lower and middle order to bring us back,” said du Plessis at the post-match presentation.
“The spinners got more turn because of that. The bowling effort was brilliant, and we kept it in the right areas, not allowing Delhi to get a big score. It’s important to get their openers out – their batting line-up is really strong and they have many left-handers and we have a left-arm spinner to negate them,” said Dhoni after the match.
CSK also became the second team to win 100 IPL matches after Mumbai Indians. The finals will take place on Sunday, May 12. It promises to be a humdinger as both teams will eye their fourth IPL title.