Watch: MS Dhoni masterminds Hardik Pandya’s dismissal

MS Dhoni

In the match between Gujarat Titans and Chennai Super Kings at the MA Chidambaram Stadium on Tuesday, May 23, legendary skipper MS Dhoni made a brilliant tactical move to send Hardik Pandya back to the pavilion.

Ahead of Maheesh Theekshana’s penultimate delivery in the sixth over, the 41-year-old changed the fieldset and brought Ravindra Jadeja in the backward point region and on the very next delivery, GT skipper got out while cutting the ball, as it went straight to the Jadeja. With that, Pandya got out scoring only seven runs off eight deliveries.

Meanwhile, social media heavily praised Dhoni’s masterstroke, and his video went viral on the same night. Observers spotted Subhranshu Senapati, one of the substitute fielders, being under some sort of pressure. MS Dhoni came to his rescue as he was spotted asking him to calm down. In the same over, Senapati’s direct hit sent Darshan Nalkande packing.