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MS Dhoni is the player of the match for his unbeaten 32-ball 64. "It was a fantastic game. If we were alive, this is the kind of game you wanted to win to get into the knockouts. Looking back, we started well and ended well. We were never completely outplayed, which gives us the confidence that we can do better next year. We have to lift our game slightly, which will have an impact on our team. Right from the start, bowling was one department where we were worried. When we have started well with the new ball, the spinners have done well. Otherwise they have struggled. Overall, there were glimpses of some very good talent. We don't have the luxury of having outstanding players on the bench, but this is still a very good team. How we change our game according to our demands is important, so adaptability is the key. This IPL, the best wickets were provided."
Saurabh: "MSD keeps the marker after signing the match ball to himself once again! He likes to keep them as souvenirs? "
Anush Rajagopal: "Bailey was a wonderful captain. Just had a bad season. Much like Dhoni's season this time around. Kings eleven should have never terminated his services."
7:35pm Should Vijay have gone for Abbott? Well, we can debate that long and hard into the night, but for now, lets celebrate MS Dhoni magic. Woah, that was some hitting! Get your heart rates back to normal, folks. It could have so easily gone wrong, but Dhoni kept his composure, cool and then ensured the job was done in the end. What was the probability of striking 23 off the final over to win this game? Not much, but boy, has he done what he used to do all those years back, and in some style. You wouldn't know RPS had just clinched a thriller by looking at Dhoni's face. He's as calm as they come, his partner Ashwin is more animated at the other end as the entire team runs onto the field to embrace their leader. Heart-stopper! The crowd have got their monies worth. Who would have thought a dead rubber would give us a thriller, and an MS Dhoni special his fans were hoping for? Incredible!
ANIRBAN: "Dhoni bids adieu to this year's ipl with his signature helicopter shot. whadda player."
Nabeel: "That somehow sums up King's XI season, next time please focus a little more on who should lead the team because the captaincy woes are hurting them badly ! that was an absolute shocker from Vijay to hand it over to Axar."
Anush Rajagopal: "Welcome back MS Dhoni. "
There's a dog on the field, and it doesn't want to leave. Is it the same dog that halted play the other night? Don't think KXIP would be complaining. It gives Axar time to gather his thoughts
Divyamsh : "Master of Slower ball strikes... "
Fine leg is up, square leg has dropped back to the fence