Trent Boult suffered at the hands of MS Dhoni.
Star Black Caps pilot Trent Boult was the latest victim of MS Dhoni's "closest" skills.
Making a rare appearance for the Dehli Capitals in the Indiana Premier League 2019 (IPL) in his overwhelming 80-race loss to the Chennai Super Kings on Wednesday (New Zealand time Thursday), Boult looked promising on the inside.
His first two goals suffered only two runs against the pitchers Shane Watson and Faf du PLessis and appeared to have held Chennai with a record in New Delhi, which he may have been able to chase when he beat the latter.
But the final end of the left armer went to 21, when the veteran batter-wicketkeeper-batter again showed his variety of feats in the end.
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Dhoni hit a four and two six – the last two balls of the turn after running in a wide to recover the attack – as Boult finished with 0-37 of his four overs.
Dhoni finished with 44 not making 22 balls while Chennai made 179/4. In response, the capital tumbled to 99 with 22 remaining balls, with South African spinner Imran Tahir in good form, taking 4-12 of 3.2 overs.
Mitchell Santner did not play for Chennai, who leads the standings with 18 points in a game before the play-offs, despite some good performances in recent times.
Colin Munro, the former world No. 1 T20, was also not on the Dehli list alongside Boult, whose last IPL game was more than five weeks ago on March 24.
As Boult, Munro made just two appearances of a possible 13 games in 2019 for the Capitals, which are led by Australian coach Ricky Ponting, and will join Chennai in the play-offs as they sit second in 16 points on the ladder .
The last Boult and Munro IPL auction prices in the NZD were $ 490,000 and $ 390,000, respectively.
Their limited involvement follows an early trend of New Zealanders who do not appear on the IPL before the World Cup in England and Wales, starting later this month.
Last year, the Boult was the fifth highest number of wickets in the competition, after appearing in all 14 Dehli games, but the capitals finished last with five wins and nine defeats.