MS Dhoni Playfully Threatens Cameraman During CSK vs LSG IPL Match

In a thrilling IPL match, CSK's Gaikwad and Dube shone, but LSG's Stoinis stole the show with a match-winning century, despite Dhoni's playful antics. The dew factor proved crucial as CSK fell short, highlighting the intense competition in the league.

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MS Dhoni Playfully Threatens Cameraman During CSK vs LSG IPL Match

MS Dhoni Playfully Threatens Cameraman During CSK vs LSG IPL Match

During the IPL 2024 match between Chennai Super Kings (CSK) and Lucknow Super Giants (LSG) at the MA Chidambaram Stadium in Chennai, an amusing incident occurred involving CSK's former captain MS Dhoni. While CSK batters Ruturaj Gaikwad and Shivam Dube were engaged in a record-breaking partnership, Dhoni was seen in the dressing room pretending to throw a water bottle at a cameraman who was closely following his actions.

Gaikwad scored a brilliant unbeaten century of 108 runs, while Dube played a fiery knock of 66 runs off just 27 balls. Their sensational partnership helped CSK post a formidable total of 210/4 in their 20 overs. However, despite the strong batting performance, CSK head coach Stephen Fleming admitted after the match that they were a bit uncomfortable with some areas and the total was not enough due to the dew factor.

In response, LSG's Marcus Stoinis played a sensational knock of his own, smashing an unbeaten 124 runs off 63 balls, including 13 fours and 6 sixes. His brilliant innings guided LSG to a six-wicket victory with 3 balls to spare, completing the highest successful chase at Chepauk. Gaikwad acknowledged that the excess dew played a part in the loss, as it took CSK's spinners out of the game.

This was the second match between the two teams in IPL 2024, with LSG having previously defeated CSK by 8 wickets in Lucknow. The win helped LSG jump over CSK in the points table, with LSG now in fourth position with 10 points from 8 games, while CSK is in fifth position with 8 points from 8 games.

Why this matters: The incident with Dhoni and the cameraman adds an element of lightheartedness to the intense IPL match. It also highlights the immense popularity and attention that Dhoni continues to command, even after stepping down from the CSK captaincy.

After the match, Fleming praised the centuries scored by Gaikwad and Stoinis, calling them outstanding performances. He also spoke about the love for Dhoni from the fans and the importance of all-rounder Dube's contributions with both bat and ball for CSK. "Ruturaj Gaikwad has been doing well at the top of the order for us, and Shivam Dube's ability to contribute with the bat and ball is crucial for the team's balance," Fleming said in the post-match press conference.

Key Takeaways

  • CSK vs LSG match saw Dhoni playfully 'throw' water bottle at cameraman
  • Gaikwad (108*) and Dube (66) put up a record-breaking partnership for CSK
  • Dew factor hampered CSK's spinners, allowing LSG's Stoinis (124*) to guide a 6-wicket win
  • LSG jumped over CSK in the points table, now 4th with 10 points from 8 games
  • Dhoni's popularity remains high even after stepping down as CSK captain