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MS Dhoni Edges Rahul Dravid to Set Record, Becomes Oldest Indian to Score an IPL Fifty
IPL 2022, CSK vs KKR: MS Dhoni has now become the oldest cricketer at 40 years and 262 days.
Mumbai: It is the first time MS Dhoni is playing IPL as a non-captain and the change has done more good to him than bad. With Chennai reeling against Kolkata in the IPL season opener at the Wankhede on Saturday, Dhoni came up with the goods as he hit a timely 50* off 38 balls. His knock helped under-par CSK post a face-saving 131 for five.
The ex-CSK captain, who has not been among the runs over the past two seasons, has got IPL 2022 to the perfect start and his knock also helped him edge Rahul Dravid to a massive IPL record. He has now become the oldest cricketer at 40 years and 262 days. Dravid held the previous record at 40 years and 116 days. Third in the list is Sachin Tendulkar.
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During his 38-ball stay, Dhoni looked supremely fit as he sprinted between the wickets like a 25-year old. His knock will also inspire the lads in the dressing room. 131 is certainly not enough against a formidable KKR side. CSK need early wickets to stay in the hunt.
Chennai have spinners in Jadeja and Santner and would hope the pitch assists them.
“The ball is gripping and they also have good spinners in Jadeja and Santner, so let’s see and hope for the best (during the chase),” KKR pacer Umesh Yadav said at the mid-innings interval.
At the time of filing the copy, the Knights had already lost Venkatesh Iyer for 16 off 16. Kolkata were 43for one in seven overs. Rahane and Nitish Rana are in the middle.
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