Chennai Super Kings scripted history as they went on to defeat Gujarat Titans in the last ball of the spectacular IPL 2023 Final. When CSK required four runs off the last ball, the game could have turned either way.
Both teams had the chance to win it. As it turned out, Ravindra Jadeja hit the winning runs for CSK by smashing a boundary off Mohit Sharma. Chennai Super Kings won the game by five wickets based on DLS Method.
Batting first, Gujarat Titans posted a huge total of 214/4 in their quota of 20 overs. Sai Sudharsan top-scored with 96 off 47 balls. The Tamil Nadu youngster paced his innings with the help of 8 fours and 6 sixes.
On the other hand, the rain halted the gameplay which forced the match officials to bring the DLS Method into play. The target was revised to 171 off 15 overs. CSK successfully aced the run-chase.
It wouldn’t have been possible without the team’s effort. Devon Conway led the attack by example as he scored 47 off 25 balls including 4 fours and 2 sixes. CSK won their fifth IPL title and levelled Mumbai Indians’ tally.
Gautam Gambhir’s tweet goes viral after CSK beat GT in IPL 2023 Final
The Lucknow Super Giants’ mentor, Gautam Gambhir took to his official Twitter handle and then posted a tweet, congratulating Chennai Super Kings. “Congratulations CSK! Winning 1 title is difficult, winning 5 is unbelievable! #IPL2023,” Gambhir tweeted.
Congratulations CSK! Winning 1 title is difficult, winning 5 is unbelievable! #IPL2023— Gautam Gambhir (@GautamGambhir) May 30, 2023
Meanwhile, MS Dhoni, at the post-match presentation said, “Circumstantially if you see, this is the best time to announce my retirement. But the amount of love and affection I have been shown wherever I have been this year, the easy thing would be for me to say “Thank you very much”, but the tough thing for me is to work hard for another 9 months and come back and play at least 1 more season of IPL.
“A lot depends on the body, I have 6-7 months to decide. It will be more like a gift from my side, it’s not easy for me but that’s a gift. The way they’ve shown their love and affection, I think that’s something I need to do for them. You do get emotional simply because it’s the last part of my career, it started over here and the first game when I walked down everyone was chanting my name,” he further added.
“My eyes were full of water and I just stood there in the dugout for a while. I realised I want to enjoy this. It was the same thing in Chennai, it was my last game over there but it will be good to come back and play whatever I can. They love me for what I am,” MS Dhoni added.
“The kind of cricket I play, I think everyone in the stadium thinks they can play that way because there is nothing orthodox about it. So I feel they can relate to me more than anyone else. I don’t want to change myself, I never wanted to portray myself in a way that I am not. I just keep it simple. Every trophy is special, but what is special about IPL is every crunch game you need to be ready.”