IPL 2021: MS Dhoni Is The Man You Want In That Kind Of Situation – Robin Uthappa

Robin Uthappa, IPL 2021, CSK

Chennai Super Kings (CSK) batsman, Robin Uthappa, praised his skipper, MS Dhoni after the latter guided the side to their 9th IPL final. CSK defeated Delhi Capitals (DC) by 4 wickets in Qualifier 1 on Sunday.

It was a topsy-turvy game throughout, with both sides wrestling for control in the middle overs. DC’s target of 173 seemed to be proving a mountain too steep to climb. Eventually, the equation boiled down to 13 off the last over with Dhoni in the middle for CSK.

The 40-year-old took Tom Curran to the cleaners, smashing three boundaries, including the winning hit to help his side to a 4-wicket victory with two balls to spare. Speaking about the last few moments, Uthappa said:

MS Dhoni
MS Dhoni. (Credits: IPL)

You can never write off someone like MS Dhoni at that situation in the biggest stage. He is the best there was, and I think the best there is. He is the man you want in that kind of situation.”

When the opportunity came, I knew I had to be true to myself – Robin Uthappa

The experienced batsman Uthappa, played a huge role in CSK’s run chase. He, along with Ruturaj Gaikwad, stitched a 110-run second-wicket partnership that put Chennai in the driver’s seat. There was a late fumble from the 3-time champions but Dhoni settled the nerves in the final over.

Robin Uthappa
Robin Uthappa (Image Credit: Twitter)

The focus was completely on the game. I’ve been sitting out for like 10-11 games, so always wanted to contribute to the team. When the opportunity came along, I knew that I had to be true to myself. When I came out to bat, my only thought process was to stitch a good partnership. I think if not for that little niggle, I think we would have finished it off,” Uthappa mentioned.

CSK now has a four-day gap with respect to the finals in Dubai. As for Delhi, they await the winner of the Eliminator between RCB and KKR which will take place in Sharjah tonight.

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