Last night (May 27) was nostalgic for Chennai Super Kings and Mahendra Singh Dhoni as they won their third Indian Premier League title beating the Orange Army Sunrisers Hyderabad comprehensively by 8 wickets at Wankhede Stadium in Mumbai.
After a sloppy start chasing 179, Shane Watson turned on his fifth gear after powerplay and destroyed every Hyderabad bowler with his power hitting. He scored his second ton of this year's IPL and showed he has still a lot of cricket left in him.
It was an emotional win for the skipper Dhoni as he was making a comeback with his old franchise after they got suspended for two years. Former Indian skipper enjoyed the moment fully with his daughter Ziva Dhoni and wife Sakshi. He posted a photo on Instagram with his family after winning the IPL trophy.
Expressing his feelings, Dhoni said: "Thanks everyone for the support and Mumbai for turning yellow. Shane ‘shocking’ Watson played a shocking innings to get us through.end of a good season. Ziva doesn’t care about the trophy, wants to run on the lawn according to her wordings." on Instagram
The photo itself shows how important was this trophy to Dhoni, it was in 2011 when CSK won their last IPL trophy. Post-match celebrations were epic but the sweetest moment of the night was when the little Ziva ran into her father's arms and later asked Dhoni to take a sip from her mango drink while he was having a chat session with former Australia captain Michael Clarke at the sidelines. It was a perfect father-daughter moment and people on social media went gaga over it. Little Ziva attended most of the CSK's matches and enjoyed quality time with her father. It was really good to see how Dhoni managed his personal and professional life this season with his wife Sakshi and daughter Ziva.
This was an excellent season for Dhoni in terms of personal milestones as he scored 455 runs in 16 matches with an outstanding average of 75.83. We hope to see Dhoni continue with his outstanding form in the national jersey.