MS Dhoni made sure there is something that his fans will rejoice for years to come despite his team, Rising Pune Supergiants crashing out of the Indian Premier League 2016 season. It was the last league match for Supergiants and skipper chose to make it an affair to remember. Also Check- RPS vs KXIP, IPL 2016- Full Scorecard
Dhoni clubbed Kings XI Punjab spinner, Axar Patel for 23 runs in the last over of the match to seal the deal for his side. With 23 needed off the last over, Kings XI captain, Murali Vijay, handed the bowl to Axar. Dhoni was on strike and his partner was Ravi Ashwin.
Axar started on a good note, not allowing Dhoni to go for a big shot. The Supergiants captain pulled the ball towards the deep mid-wicket, an easy single was on offer. However, Dhoni decided against it. Next ball, Axar bowled a wide down the leg and had to reload it. Also Read- Powered by captain MS Dhoni, RPS beat KXIP by 4 wickets
Dhoni took control of the things and slammed a six to bring the equation down to 16 off fours balls. With Axar struggling to hold on to his line, Dhoni smashed him towards deep cover. Again, Dhoni turned down a run, assuming the ball will go to the fence, but Hashim Amla did a superb job to save a boundary.
With 16 needed off last three balls, Dhoni finished the things in his unique style. The right-hander hit a four and two back to back sixes to help his side cross the line.
Check out the video of thrilling last over here.
By virtue of this win, Supergiants finished on the penultimate position on team standings and saved themselves from the humiliation of finishing last. Dhoni after the match said Supergiants were never outplayed and also added next year things will be different. We hope so MS!