Watch: Dwayne Bravo races MS Dhoni but Captain Cool is just too quick

first_imgThe crowd had left, the IPL trophy secured in the bag, but MS Dhoni wasn’t done showing who’s the boss.Chennai Super Kings defeated Sunrisers Hyderabad by 8 wickets at the Wankhede Stadium to be crowned champions of the Indian Premier League for the third time.Riding on an unbeaten 117 from Shane Watson, CSK made short work of a competitive 179-run target against one of the best bowling attacks of the current season with nine balls to spare, as the Yellow Brigade stood up to their reputation of being one of the best team in the cash-rich league.’Thalla’ Dhoni challenged Dwayne ‘Champion’ Bravo to a for a three run dash and to absolutely no one’s surprise, the 36-year-young captain was the quicker one.When Thala challenged Champion for a three run dash, post the victory yesterday! Any guesses who wins it? #whistlepodu #SuperChampions Super Kings (@ChennaiIPL) May 28, 2018After the match, Dhoni had clarified to all who were doubting CSK’s chances in the competition, citing age, that it is just a number.”We talked a lot about age, but what’s more important is the fitness. Rayudu, at 33, it doesn’t really matter. That’s what more matters than age,” Dhoni said at the post-match presentation.If you ask most captains, they want players who move well on the field. Doesn’t matter if you’re 19-20 years old. Age is just a number, but you have to be very fit,” said the Chennai skipper.CSK players elated: Who said what after record third IPL titleadvertisementDhoni scored 455 runs. Watson scored 555 runs. Rayudu scored 602 runs. Faf du Plessis played a great hand in the first qualifier while Harbhajan Singh bowled beautifully at key junctures.Dhoni, broke a total of eight records individual record in IPL 2018.He overtook Gambhir to record most IPL runs as captain.He became first player to captain in 150 IPL matches.He became first captain to win 150 T20s when he lifted the IPL trophy on Sunday.He became the first cricketer to enter IPL final 8 times.He became the first player in T20 history to hit 5,000 runs as captain.He has the record for most catches by a wicketkeeper in T20s, with a tally of 144.He has the record for most stumpings in the IPL, as he effected his 33rd stumping against SRH in the final.He has the hit most number of sixes by an Indian in the IPL, with 186 sixes in 158 IPL innings.Shane Watson batted on one leg, says Bravo as CSK become IPL championsThe IPL 2018 champions returned home around 4:30 PM on Monday after having boarded the flight around 2 PM from the Chhatrapati Shivaji International Airport in Mumbai. The players boarded the bus and left from the cargo area of the airport with some fans lining up to receive their heroes.last_img