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Sachin Tendulkar million-dollar reaction for MS Dhoni after CSK win 5th IPL title against GT in exciting final

After the Chennai Super Kings defeated the Gujarat Titans in a last-ball thriller to win the IPL 2023, Sachin Tendulkar sent a great message. On Monday night at the Narendra Modi Stadium in Ahmedabad, Ravindra Jadeja smashed a six and four in the final two balls to give CSK its fifth IPL title.

After Sunday’s washout and the reserve day’s activity going well past midnight, CSK defeated the defending champions in a thrilling IPL final. GT scored 214/4 batting first thanks to Sai Sudharsan’s 96 and Wriddhiman Saha’s half-century.

Rain delayed CSK’s chase three balls in, and after hours of suspense from the audience and hard work from the groundstaff, CSK had a revised target of 171 in 15 overs.

The full audience went wild when Dhoni’s team scored in the penultimate ball. Tendulkar praised CSK, GT, and MS Dhoni’s team for winning the IPL 2023 final for the sixth time, tied with Mumbai Indians.

Sachin Tendulkar praises Dhoni’s CSK and Hardik-led GT after dramatic IPL 2023 final.

Congratulations to @msdhoni and the Chennai team for winning another IPL. Must commend Gujarat Titans for their efforts until the last ball. Both teams won our hearts, but only one can win! Congratulations, everyone!” Sachin tweeted and Instagrammed.

MI’s guru, the former India captain, credited CSK’s “depth” for their win.

What a thrilling IPL season finale! As I mentioned, Chennai’s batting depth won the match. Given both teams’ strong starts, picking a winner was difficult.”It was fitting that the game was thrilling until the last ball,” he added.

CSK’s IPL 2023 final chase of GT’s massive aim

CSK openers Devon Conway, 47 off 25 balls, and Ruturaj Gaikwad, 26 off 16, started the run chase well. They scored 50 runs in the four-over powerplay, including 17 in Rashid Khan’s opening over.Chennai kept coming after spinner Noor Ahmad dismissed both openers. Rayudu smashed Mohit Sharma for 6-4-6 in the 13th over before the spinner took two wickets. Ajinkya Rahane added 27 off 13.

He dismissed Rayudu with a return catch and caught Dhoni at extra cover for a first-ball duck. Shivam Dube, who hit an undefeated 32 off 21, joined Jadeja.

After leading Chennai to 10 IPL finals, Dhoni vowed he will continue.

The 41-year-old former India captain said, “Thank you” and retired. The challenge, though, is putting in the effort over the next nine months to keep playing in the IPL for another season. Given the love shown by CSK supporters, another season would be a gift.

Chennai needed 13 runs off six balls after Mohammed Shami’s stunning last over. From his first four deliveries, Mohit Sharma (3-36) only gave up three runs before Jadeja’s heroics in the end.

Chennai’s early mistakes gave Gujarat momentum. Deepak Chahar dropped Shubman Gill and Wriddhiman Saha.

Gill, who led the competition with 890 runs, made 39 from 20 when Dhoni stumped him. 54. Saha.

Sudharsan had two half-centuries with Saha and Titans skipper Hardik Pandya.

Sudharsan dominated the late overs with eight boundaries and six sixes. In the penultimate over, pacer Matheesha Pathirana collared him with a brilliant yorker.

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