On Thursday night at the Wankhede Stadium, Chennai Super Kings’ (CSK) journey in the current 2022 Indian Premier League (IPL) came to an end as Mumbai Indians’ five-wicket victory in the Clasico put them out of contention for a playoff spot. It was their eighth loss in 12 games in IPL 2022, keeping them in ninth place in the points standings.

Following the loss, CSK captain MS Dhoni was seen chatting with young Mumbai Indians players, and after the post-match presentation, he was seen signing a bunch of CSK jerseys for the players and support staff of Mumbai Indians, while bowling coach Shane Bond stood beside him to collect them one by one.

On social media, Dhoni’s particular gestures for CSK’s IPL adversary won many hearts. When asked to bat first, Chennai got off to a bad start due to a power outage at Wankhede Stadium, which prevented DRS from being used for the opening two overs. As a result, Devon Conway was unable to challenge his lbw decision against Mumbai Indians left-arm seamer Daniel Sams after being hit on his pads in just the second ball of the game. When a good-length ball from Jasprit Bumrah straightened on him and smacked his pads in the following over, neither was Robin Uthappa. At the completion of the powerplay, Chennai was down five wickets.

CSK were finally dismissed for 97 in 16 overs, their second lowest total in IPL history. Mumbai responded by losing early wickets and falling 4 wickets down in the powerplay. However, Mumbai were able to chase down the score in 14.5 overs because to Tilak Varma’s patient 32-ball 34 and Tim David’s cameo knock of seven-ball 16.