Dube Credits Dhoni for Finishing Skills, Guides CSK to IPL Opener Triumph

Dube Credits Dhoni for Finishing Skills, Guides CSK to IPL Opener Triumph

Shivam Dube Credits MS Dhoni for His Finishing Prowess, Guides CSK to Thrilling IPL Opener Victory

Shivam Dube, the dynamic all-rounder for Chennai Super Kings (CSK), has attributed his ability to finish crucial games to the invaluable guidance of his legendary teammate, MS Dhoni. Dhoni, renowned as one of the greatest finishers in cricket history, has served as a mentor for Dube, who played a pivotal role in CSK’s thrilling six-wicket victory over Royal Challengers Bengaluru (RCB) in the IPL opener on Friday.

Reflecting on his match-winning performance, Dube expressed his elation at contributing to CSK’s triumph. “Finishing the game for Chennai is always something that amazes me. That’s what I have learnt from Mahi bhai, and I try to do it every game,” he stated.

Dube’s crucial 34-run cameo, coupled with an unbeaten 66-run partnership with Ravindra Jadeja, guided CSK to chase down RCB’s target of 174 runs with confidence and composure. Acknowledging his partnership with CSK skipper Ruturaj Gaikwad, Dube praised Gaikwad’s composed approach to the chase, highlighting the calming presence he brought to the team. “It was nice to have a partnership with Rutu. Obviously, he’s done this for a long period for Chennai,” he noted.

Dube also commended the unwavering support from the Chepauk crowd, describing it as “incredible” and among the loudest he has ever experienced. “It was crazy; the crowd was incredible, one of the loudest I have ever experienced. It was unbelievable,” he added.

Looking ahead, CSK will face last season’s runner-up, Gujarat Titans, in their next game, with Dube aiming to continue his impactful performances and keep the Chepauk crowd entertained with more victories.