At the coin toss prior to their match against the Lucknow Super Giants at the Ekana Stadium in Lucknow, the captain of the Chennai Super KingsMS Dhoni, made a playful comment about retiring. When MS Dhoni, the captain of CSK, won the toss in favor of the home team, the Ekana Stadium erupted in a sea of yellow color and erupted in a deafening noise.
Broadcaster Danny Morrison asked the CSK skipper how it felt to receive such support for his final match, and Dhoni responded with a playful reply.
In response to Morrison, Dhoni stated that it was not him who had made the decision that it was his final game, but rather the broadcaster and the media.
“You’ve decided it is my last,” Dhoni said at the toss before bursting into laughter.
At Lucknow Stadium, MS Dhoni‘s response was met with thunderous applause, and Morrison found it difficult to hear what the captain had to say. Dhoni chose to bowl first that day at the Ekana Stadium, claiming that the pitch had been flooded for a considerable amount of time due to rain.
“The fact that the wicket was under the covers for a long time and the wicket is quite tacky and hence we are bowling first. First, we have to look at the pitch and how it plays. We have had different pitches working differently in the night games and day games,” Dhoni said at the toss.
Lucknow Super Giants are struggling at 44-5 at the halfway mark, struggling against spine=.
Lucknow Super Giants (Playing XI): Kyle Mayers, Manan Vohra, Karan Sharma, Ayush Badoni, Marcus Stoinis, Nicholas Pooran(w), Krunal Pandya(c), Krishnappa Gowtham, Naveen-ul-Haq, Ravi Bishnoi, Mohsin Khan
Chennai Super Kings (Playing XI): Ruturaj Gaikwad, Devon Conway, Ajinkya Rahane, Moeen Ali, Shivam Dube, Ravindra Jadeja, MS Dhoni(w/c), Deepak Chahar, Matheesha Pathirana, Tushar Deshpande, Maheesh Theekshana