Pathirana's Gesture Towards Dhoni Clarified, CSK Triumphs Over GT

Pathirana's Gesture Towards Dhoni Clarified, CSK Triumphs Over GT

Chennai Super Kings' Matheesha Pathirana Clarifies Gesture Towards MS Dhoni

During the Indian Premier League (IPL) match between Chennai Super Kings (CSK) and Gujarat Titans (GT), a video clip emerged on social media suggesting that Sri Lankan pacer Matheesha Pathirana had touched the feet of former CSK captain MS Dhoni. However, a subsequent video from a different angle has shed light on the actual incident.

The side angle footage reveals that Pathirana did not touch Dhoni's feet but instead bent down to pick up the bowling marker, which was placed near Dhoni's feet. The initial video, which had gone viral, had sparked speculation that Pathirana was seeking blessings from Dhoni.

Meanwhile, CSK registered a comprehensive 63-run victory over GT at the Chepauk fortress. Deepak Chahar provided a strong start for CSK, dismissing Wriddhiman Saha and Shubman Gill in the powerplay. GT never threatened to chase down the target in the final six overs, as CSK inflicted GT's biggest defeat in terms of runs.

Earlier, CSK got off to a flying start with the bat, despite losing Rachin Ravindra's wicket in the final over of the powerplay. Ravindra amassed 46 off just 20 deliveries, while skipper Ruturaj Gaikwad provided support. Shivam Dube and Daryl Mitchell also contributed with valuable knocks, helping CSK post a total of 206/6.

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