Luck Comes Good Yet Again

By , May 28, 2012 8:12 am

Mahendra Singh Dhoni has often been branded as a lucky captain, who shines more because of luck than because of his tactics on the field and this has been a major criticism for the boy from Ranchi for the last five years and this was almost proved, to some extent in the final round of matches during the ongoing Indian Premier League. Dhoni and his team, the two time defending champions Chennai Super Kings had ended their allotted 16 matches in the group stages with a defeat and were stranded on 17 points, occupying the final playoff spot by virtue of a better net run rate over the Royal Challengers Bangalore.

If Dhoni and his boys were to stand any chance of making the playoffs, it would mean that the Royal Challengers Bangalore had to lose in their final match against the Kings XI Punjab which was almost unthinkable with the kind of form that they were in. the match didn’t start off well for either the Kings or for Mahendra Singh Dhoni when they were bundled out for 132 and with his team needing just 133 runs to secure the final playoff berth, Chris Gayle began to his sixes for fun.

But soon after, Gayle was out and there was almost a collapse for the Royal Challengers and it seemed that fortune was again smiling on Dhoni when the Kings XI Punjab managed to hold out and beat the Garden City team. It was unprecedented the way the Super Kings managed to reach the playoffs and now that they have, they have the chance of winning the title for the third time in as many seasons if they win the next three matches.

And one often wonders why people call Mahendra Singh Dhoni a lucky captain, but after this, no one will ever doubt his luck.

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