Chennai Super Kings took on Rajasthan Royals in what was their second game of this IPL 2020 but it was the first game for opponents Rajasthan Royals. The Rajasthan Royals team decided to hand over a debut for young U-19 batsman Yashasvi Jaiswal who everyone was looking forward to see his performance.
Yashasvi Jaiswal’s gesture earns him respect
There are some cricketers who have contributed for Indian cricket and then there’s MS Dhoni who has been an absolute ambassador for indian cricket in last 15 years. This generation of young players look up to him in awe and aspires to be as good as him. When young sensation Yashasvi Jaiswal got his debut and thereby a chance to stand side by side with the man MS Dhoni he couldn’t control himself and greeted the legend with folded hands as a mark of respect. This gesture has earned Yashasvi Jaiswal some respect among his fans as they are all proud of the youngster’s humbleness on and off the field.
MS Dhoni well past his prime
MS Dhoni has finished so many matches for his franchise and country to that extent that whenever he turns up to bat, fans just expect him to finish off the chase. But the year is 2020 and the reality is that MS Dhoni is nowhere close to his old self where he can take on the best bowlers of the day. Although it was an exhibition of how to hit sixes in the last over by Dhoni, youngsters watching today’s innings will not have been inspired by how he constructed his innings in a massive chase.
Some of the fans even went on to blast MS Dhoni for his lack of intent in Jofra Archer’s over where he left the ball without offering a shot when the required run rate was near 20. People went one step ahead and even accused MS Dhoni of statpadding- The term twitteratis use to describe one who plays for stats and not according to what the match situation demands.