MS Dhoni not contributing to RPS squad? Ben Stokes reminds haters of what Mahi brings to the table

RPS outwit RCB by 27 runs to get some breathing space in the Indian Premier League, bagging their second win in 5 matches thus far.

By Zee Media Bureau | Last Updated: Apr 17, 2017, 18:06 PM IST
MS Dhoni not contributing to RPS squad? Ben Stokes reminds haters of what Mahi brings to the table
Courtesy: IANS

New Delhi: MS Dhoni might not be in his prime form for the Supergiant in the 2017 Indian Premier League, but that hasn't stopped this season's top-buy Ben Stokes from heaping praise towards the veteran wicket-keeper batsman.

Steve Smith-led struggling Rising Pune Supergiant got the better of Virat Kohli's Royal Challengers Bangalore after producing a top notch bowling performance, in which IPL 2017 top-buy Ben Stokes dismissed the RCB skipper for 28. (IPL 2017 - Full Coverage)

"He's got amazing hands. If your foot is out of the crease even by a millimetre, you're gone," he told iplt20.com.

"I think wherever you go when Dhoni's in your team is a home ground," Stokes said at the presentation ceremony after being named Man-of-the-Match for his spectacular performance on the day.

RPS outwit RCB by 27 runs to get some breathing space in the Indian Premier League, bagging their second win in 5 matches thus far.

On a slow two-paced track, a total of 161 for 8 by Pune looked challenging enough and they got their bowling combination spot on by restricting RCB to 134 for 9 in 20 overs.

In the end, Manoj Tiwary's cameo 27 off 11 balls proved to be decisive as he gave Pune a total to fight.

By virtue of this victory, Pune now have four points from five games while RCB are in a spot with only a single win from five games.

(With PTI inputs)