One of the most exciting matches of IPL 2023 was played on Wednesday. Chennai Super Kings lost by 3 runs against Rajasthan Royals in a war-like match that lasted till the last ball. This defeat might not have gone well with the fans of MS Dhoni, the second-most successful captain in IPL history. The biggest reason for this is that when the team needed 5 runs on the last ball, Dhoni could score only one run.
Mahendra Singh Dhoni tweeted on March 24, 2014, for more or less such a match. Now after 9 years, that tweet is going viral. Dhoni wrote two lines in that tweet. He wrote, “Doesn’t matter which team wins, I am here for entertainment.”
Interestingly, his tweet went viral when Dhoni was facing the last ball. With these lines of Dhoni, his fans are reducing their pain.
A day before this tweet, i.e. on March 23, 2014, there was a clash between Rajasthan Royals and Chennai Super Kings at Dubai International Cricket Stadium. At that time, the Chennai team had scored 140 runs for 6 wickets while batting first. In response, the Rajasthan team was all out for 133 runs. Ravindra Jadeja was adjudged man of the match for his 4-wicket haul, while Dwayne Smith scored a half-century for CSK.
However, this time the opposite happened. Chennai Super Kings have lost this time, while it happened for the first time since 2008 that Rajasthan defeated Dhoni’s team at home ground Chennai. The interesting thing is that Ajinkya Rahane, who was opening for Rajasthan Royals at that time, was playing under Dhoni’s captaincy this time and also played an inning of 31 runs in 19 balls, but Dhoni missed the last ball of Sandeep Sharma for the six, and the team lost the match.
That tweet from Dhoni was about an El Classico match between Real Madrid and Barcelona on March 23, 2014. At that time, Dhoni was highly active on Twitter, pushing out tweets.