New Delhi: MS Dhoni has flaunted his white beard look for years and this year, in the post-match presentations, he has shown that he has no shame in admitting that he is growing old. While fans love his new avatar and the big sixes he is hitting for Chennai Super Kings, a video of his lookalike has gone viral on the internet.
A clip from the game between CSK and PBKS played on April 30, went viral. The video shows a grey-bearded man in a CSK jersey and a cap watching the game. The upper part of his face looks like MS Dhoni’s and fans could not keep calm after watching this.
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Netizens called it time travel and said that it was Dhoni from 2040 coming back in time to watch the game.
Meanwhile, there have been many speculations around Dhoni’s retirement from IPL and the wicketkeeper-batter has used the term farewell quite a few times in the post-match presentations. On the other hand, talking on Jio Cinema, Dhoni’s close friend and former CSK teammate Suresh Raina said that Dhoni told him that he will play for another year after winning the trophy.
In the aforementioned match, PBKS chased 201 on the last ball after Sikander Raza and Shahrukh Khan were able to run for three against Matheesha Pathirara’s delivery. Devon Conway scored 92* off 52 while Dhoni ended CSK’s inning with two cracking sixes to post 200 on the board. However, 42 off 24 by Prabhsimran Singh and 28(15) by Shikhar Dhawan laid the stage while Liam Livingstone’s quick fifty and 21 off 10 by Jitesh Sharma gave the boost to chase the total.
MS Dhoni has played the role of a finisher in a stunning way in IPL 2023. In seven innings, he has scored 76 runs at a strike rate of 200 and has got out only once.
CSK will next face Delhi Capitals at Chepauk on May 10.