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IPL 2020: MS Dhoni hits the ball out of Sharjah stadium, fan takes it home

The camera followed the ball outside the stadium, where a man was seen collecting it and going off.

By: Sports Desk | Updated: September 23, 2020 3:40:22 pm

There were 416 runs scored at the iconic Sharjah Cricket Stadium on Tuesday when Chennai Super Kings and Rajasthan Royals locked horns in the fourth match of the Indian Premier League (IPL 2020). Royals won the thriller by 16 runs but CSK skipper MS Dhoni emerged as one of the star performers in the match with three consecutive sixes in a losing cause.

Two of the three sixes hit off England bowler Tom Curran’s bowling went out of the park.

The camera followed the ball outside the stadium, and it landed on a road with moving traffic. A man was seen collecting the ball and running with a smile on his face.

The ball wasn’t returned and one of the commentators said,” The fan is not going to return it. He will keep the ball as a prized possession for a lifetime.”

 

 

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That’s one lucky man who gets the ball that was hit by MS Dhoni for a mighty six 👀 #Dream11IPL #RRvCSK

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Dhoni came into bat when the CSK needed 103 runs off 38 balls. When an improbable 38 were needed from the last six deliveries, the captain tried to protect CSK’s net run rate by clobbering three consecutive sixes off Curran. Dhoni ended with 29 off 17 balls. CSK could reach 200-run mark and fell short by 16 runs.

There were a total of 33 sixes hit by both sides in the match, which is a new record. The highest earlier was 33 sixes hit in a CSK vs RCB match in 2018. In the same edition of IPL, CSK’s match against Kolkata Knight Riders saw 31 sixes being smashed.

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