One of the most beloved cricketers around the world, MS Dhoni not only won the Indian Premier League (IPL) trophy with the Chennai Super Kings, but also several hearts with his grand gesture in the final. When the Super Kings took a 5 wicket victory over the Gujarat Titans in the final, Dhoni made Ambati Rayuda and Ravindra Jadeya lift the trophy at the Narendra Modi stadium. Dhoni’s grand gesture made fans bow to his humility. In a chat with NDTV, Raiudu spoke about the gesture of the CSK captain.
Rayudu said that Dhoni called him and Jadeja and asked them to join him in the ceremonial trophy-lifting. The duo agreed and were seen lifting the 5th IPL CSK trophy together with Dhoni standing next to them.
“Before the ceremony, he called Judd and me and said he wanted us to lift the trophy with him. He thinks now is the right time to do it with both of us. I think it ever happened. He is such a person, and a person that the whole world knows. In general, this is his gesture, ”said veteran Rajudu, who retired after the 2023 IPL final.
Dhoni gave particular praise to Rayuda at the post-match presentation ceremony, stating that the two cricketers look a lot alike.
“The special thing about Rayudu is that he will always give 100% when he is on his field. But with him on the team, I will never win a Fairplay award. He always wants to do his part and he was a fantastic cricketer. I have been playing with him for a long time since touring in India. He is a player who can play both spin and pace equally well. This is something really special. I felt that he would do something really special, I’m very happy for him. He will remember this game, he is the same as me – not the one who often uses the phone. The important thing is that he had a fantastic career and I hope he enjoys the next phase of his life,” said Dhoni. .
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