However, after hitting a flurry of sixes, Dhoni was back with his daughter - in fact, he dried little Ziva's hair as the little girl stood patiently. Chris Gayle has made a comeback and is playing really well. In the crowd was the wife of MS Dhoni, Sakshi Dhoni enjoying the every six and four which came of the willow of his husband. The Kohli-led RCB are languishing at the sixth spot in the IPL Points Table.
RCB put a massive score of 205 runs on the scoreboard as they played against the Chennai Super Kings. We also lost some key batsmen early, but it's a small ground, the ball travels a lot here, there was some dew, not a lot.
Dhoni - who stood down for Kohli as India skipper in all formats previous year - smashed an unbeaten 70 off 34 as the Super Kings chased down 206 to defeat the Royal Challengers Bangalore with two balls to spare. The Chennai side chased down the target of 206 in 19.4 overs.
MS Dhoni's fantastic innings of course drew praise from all over, with opposing captain Virat Kohli also complimenting his India teammate. In Last over, Dhoni and Bravo finished the job with two bowls to spare.
Legspinner Yuzvendra Chahal (2-26) and seamer Umesh Yadav (1-23) bowled economical spells upfront before Rayudu, who hit eight sixes and three fours, and Dhoni took charge by clearing the short boundaries.More news: Bruins rally in third for Game 7 win over Leafs, 7-4
About Dhoni's effort, Kohli said: "MS is looking in really good touch, he's hitting the ball really well in this IPL, but it's not great to see it against us".
Dhoni, who was calm as ever, said after the game, "I thought it was a hard chase when I saw AB batting to see them over 200, I thought it was 15-20 beyond par". Chasing their second 200-plus goal of IPL 11, the CSK saw Ambati Rayudu hit 82 runs from 53 balls as Shane Watson, Suresh Raina, Sam Billings and Ravindra Jadeja all botched to stay for long on crease.
From 138 for one at the start of 14th over, RCB slumped to 142 for four, following which Mandeep Singh (32 of 17 balls) and Washington Sundar (13 off 4) propped up the home team. Shardul Thakur, Imran Tahir, and Dwayne Bravo scalped two wickets each.
Chennai are now standing at the top spot with 10 points, having clinched five victories out of six matches they have played so far.