- Is Rishabh to blame for the loss?
- MS Dhoni’s riveting performance gave Chennai the win
- The last envelope was released by Tom Karan
MS Dhoni’s performance was seen at the 19th on bowling by Avesh Khan and the last on bowling by Tom Curran. The match saw the return of former finalist Dhoni. Dhoni scored 18 on just 6 balls to lead Chennai to victory. On the other hand, Delhi’s captain Rishabh Pant received a lot of criticism when Dhoni’s tactics were successful.
The last over was given by Tom Karan, which generated criticism. Kagiso Rabada, the team’s senior pacemaker, was brought down by Tom Karan with one over remaining. In general, Tom Karan is not very good at death over. MS Dhoni easily took on Karan. Delhi’s fate was to accept defeat without doing anything significant.
After the game, coach Ricky Ponting said the decision to throw the last over was made by skipper Rishabh. “I couldn’t talk to Rishabh about it. Such decisions are made on the field. In the first three overs, Tom conceded only 16 runs. He took two wickets.
Rishabh may have expected Karan to continue in his good form in the last finale while playing well. But Ponting said the decision was a setback. But Ponting’s comments have drawn criticism from fans. Fans also say that Rishabh is putting the ball on her head when Ponting loses credit for winning the match.
Batting first in the playoffs, Delhi managed to put up a good score. Prithviraj Shah and skipper Rishabh Pant each scored half a century. Robin Uthappa and Rituraj Gaikwad led Chennai in the chase. But the bowling lineup, which included Avesh Khan and Tom Karan, brought Delhi back into the fray. However, it was MS Dhoni’s hitting prowess that determined the outcome of the match. Dhoni, who hit before Ravindra Jadeja, led the team to victory. Chennai became the first team to reach the final of the 2021 IPL.
Dhoni is a true auctioneer; Chennai in the final