Former Australia and Chennai Super Kings batsman Michael Hussey remembers the 2018 Indian Premier League (IPL) qualifier in opposition to Chennai Super Kings, a six-wicket win over Kings XI Punjab within the 2010 IPL and Lakshmipathy Balaji’s hat-trick within the inaugural season of the match as his favourite IPL moments.
“We were in trouble at the Wankhede Stadium, Rashid Khan was bowling very well,” he mentioned, speaking in regards to the 2018 qualifier in opposition to SRH in a video tweeted by CSK. “Faf (du Plessis) opened the batting and hung in there. We weren’t sure how we were going to win the match but he hit the winning runs against Bhuvneshwar Kumar and got us into that final and more importantly were went on to win that final.”
Du Plessis smashed 67 off 42 balls as CSK stored dropping wickets on the different finish chasing a goal of 140. It was the decrease order comprising Deepak Chahar, Harbhajan Singh and Shardul Thakur that gave Du Plessis good firm who noticed CSK by.
In 2010, Dhoni took CSK by in Dharamsala in opposition to Kings XI Punjab by hitting 16 runs off the primary 4 balls of the final over.
“In Dharamsala, coming into the game we were in fifth position, outside the top four. We had to win, the game was tight, it came right down the wire. MSD was out in the middle, Irfan Pathan was bowling for KXIP. We needed 12 to win off the last two balls and of course, captain cool hit two sixes in a row. Again were were good enough to go and win the final against Mumbai Indians,” mentioned Hussey.
Hussey then remembered Balaji’s hat-trick, which was additionally the primary ever by any bowler within the IPL, as he nominated the previous quick bowler to speak about his favourite IPL moments.