Manjrekar admits Dhoni was heartbroken after IPL final

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13 May 2019

Sanjay Manjrekar reveals MS Dhoni's reaction post IPL final loss

The IPL 2019 final turned out to be a thriller, as Mumbai Indians triumphed title holders Chennai Super Kings by a run in Hyderabad on Sunday.

While Mumbai skipper Rohit Sharma became the most successful skipper in the history of league, another legend MS Dhoni suffered a heartbreak.

In the same context, commentator Sanjay Manjrekar shed light on Dhoni's reaction following the loss.

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CSK suffer heart-breaking 1-run loss

CSK suffer heart-breaking 1-run loss

CSK seemed favorites to win the match until the final ball. However, luck didn't favor the southern outfit last night.

Chennai had restricted Mumbai to a paltry total of 149, courtesy Deepak Chahar's 3/26.

In reply, CSK were off to a steady start, but lost the plot in the middle.

With only two runs required, Lasith Malinga dismissed Shardul Thakur to win the title.

Manjrekar admits Dhoni was heartbroken

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Dhoni rues IPL 2019 not one of the best years

Despite having reached the final, Dhoni was pessimistic about their overall season.

He also lamented that while it was a good season, it wasn't great.

"As a team, we had a good season. But we need to go back and reflect on how we reached the finals. It's not one of those years where we played really great cricket to reach here," concluded Dhoni.

Dhoni admits to both teams passing trophy during IPL final

"The middle order wasn't great, and today it was very funny as to how both teams were only passing on the trophy from one team to the other. Both teams made a lot of mistakes, the team that made one lesser mistake won," Dhoni added.

Manjrekar too confesses about low quality cricket in IPL final

Author's take

Dhoni still favorite for more IPL triumphs

Dhoni still favorite for more IPL triumphs

Manjrekar admitted that Dhoni was heartbroken, as Captain Cool too was not happy following the loss.

Yet, the author feels that this is not the end of the road for him.

Judging by the current form he is enjoying, Dhoni is a hot favorite for at least one more IPL title before he finally decides to hang up his boots.

'Hopefully yes' in 2020.

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How many times have CSK won the IPL?

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CSK have won the IPL thrice.

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CSK first won the IPL in 2010.

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Apart from CSK, Dhoni has played for Rising Pune Supergiant (RPS) in IPL.

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