RCB Wicketkeeper’s Shocker: ‘New Ball’ Turns Game Upside Down After Dhoni’s Monster Six

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RCB Wicketkeeper's Shocker: 'New Ball' Turns Game Upside Down After Dhoni's Monster Six

During the IPL 2024 knockout thriller, Royal Challengers Bangalore (RCB) faced off against Chennai Super Kings (CSK) in a high-stakes match. The game was a rollercoaster of emotions, with both teams fighting tooth and nail for a spot in the playoffs

As the match reached its climax, CSK needed 17 runs off the final over to qualify. The legendary MS Dhoni was on strike, and the tension was palpable. Ravi Shastri’s commentary added to the drama. Yash Dayal, the RCB bowler, came on to bowl. Dhoni faced a full toss on his pads and sent it soaring—a colossal 110-meter six!

The stadium erupted, and CSK fans held their breath. But then, Dayal pulled off a stunning comeback. He bowled a back-of-the-hand slower ball, throwing Dhoni off balance. The toe edge of Dhoni’s bat found the fielder, and he walked back to the pavilion. It was a heart-stopping moment that swung the game in RCB’s favor.

Following the enthralling encounter, Dinesh Karthik said, “the best thing that happened today was when Dhoni hit the ball outside the ground, then we got a new ball and it was better to bowl as well.”

Virat Kohli’s Six-Hitting Spree

RCB Wicketkeeper's Shocker: 'New Ball' Turns Game Upside Down After Dhoni's Monster Six

RCB skipper Virat Kohli was in sublime form, showcasing his six-hitting prowess. With a ball around his hip area, Kohli flicked his wrists and sent the ball soaring into the M Chinnaswamy sky.

The ball hit the stadium roof, falling near the boundary line. He repeated the feat with another flick of the wrists, taking his tally for the 2024 season to an impressive 35 sixes. Kohli, known primarily as a four-hitter, had taken his six-hitting game to the next level this season.

With Dhoni’s dismissal, the pressure shifted to CSK’s tailenders. Dayal kept Shardul Thakur and Ravindra Jadeja quiet, sealing the victory for RCB. The nail-biting overs showcased the intensity of T20 cricket, leaving fans on the edge of their seats. RCB secured their playoff berth, and emotions ran high for Virat Kohli, Faf du Plessis, and the entire team.

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