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Now, that's the way to redeem the family name!

Sports mimics life in many ways, and cricket, and even its newest and shortest T20 format, is no exception.



May 30, 2014, IPL Eliminator, CSK vs KXIP.

KXIP puts up a mammoth 226 thanks to Viru's exploits and CSK are kept alive by a Raina special. After the first 6 overs, it seems like CSK have it in the bag. But things go south in the middle, CSK lose and an unusually expressive MS Dhoni had this to say ... 'I think in the middle overs there was some very irresponsible cricket by some of the most experienced international cricketers' ... referring to David Hussey throwing his wicket away.




An year later ...

May 22, 2015, IPL Eliminator, CSK vs RCB.

RCB puts up just 139 but it is a tricky wicket, slow and low and definitely not an easy chase. CSK start cautiously after losing Smith early. Who else but Mr Cricket - Michael Hussey - to play anchor and take CSK close to the finish line. And draws handsome praise from MS Dhoni at the post match interview.





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