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Ravichandran Ashwin puts rift rumours to bed with brilliant tweet for MS Dhoni

Dhoni faced 34 deliveries for his unbeaten 61 that included five fours and three sixes.

Ravichandran Ashwin puts rift rumours to bed with brilliant tweet for MS Dhoni

New Delhi: Ace Indian spinner Ravichandran Ashwin sadly couldn't be a part of the Indian Premier League season 10 after being ruled out ahead of the start of the campaign with sports hernia, but the Tamil Nadu-born offie has been constantly tweeting about matches and performances since the very start.

The 30-year-old was one of those several cricket lovers who witnessed MS Dhoni produce yet another scintillating display of run-chase, successfully finishing off the innings for Rising Pune Supergiant against Sunrisers Hyderabad on Saturday.

READ: Virat Kohli clean bowled seeing MS Dhoni flex his muscles yet again with another trademark run-chase

SRH weren't off to the best of starts after making 45 runs in the first 6 overs and Ashwin rightly pointed that out with his tweet.

"6 overs and SRH have made just 45. That's a massive plus for @RPSupergiants on that ground.#IPL2017 #RPSvSRH," Ashwin had tweeted.

As Dhoni helped RPS chase down the target of 177 runs, Ashwin didn't shy away from lauding the former India captain's heroics.

"Champion stuff from @msdhoni , another day at work. The IPL is ready and ripe now. #RPSvSRH," the off-spinner's second tweet read.

There have always been rumours of an apparent rift between the Dhoni and Ashwin but with his tweet, the Indian off-spinner has put all those talks to bed.

Earlier, Ashwin had commented on the difference in captaincy styles of MS Dhoni and Virat Kohli. "It's a very energy consuming job and a thankless job. After five years of captaincy, one should take voluntary retirement from it (laughs). I take my hat off to MS Dhoni.

"Virat has just taken over from him and he is a completely different individual. He likes confrontation, he likes to be in the thick of things, he's extremely aggressive."

WATCH: MS Dhoni's terrific knock of 61 off 34 balls against SRH

Dhoni needed two runs from the final delivery but he hit Siddarth Kaul for a boundary as Pune reached 179 for 4 to the wild celebrations of the home supporters at the MCA Stadium.

Dhoni faced 34 deliveries for his unbeaten 61 that included five fours and three sixes.

This was the third win for Pune from six matches and they now have six points.

(With PTI inputs)

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IPL 2017 Points Table

TEAMS MP Won Lost Pts
MI 14 10 4 20
RPS 14 9 5 18
SRH 14 8 5 17
KKR 14 8 5 16
KXIP 14 7 7 14
DD 14 6 8 12
GL 14 4 10 8
RCB 14 3 10 7

ORANGE CAP

1 David Warner
SRH
641
Runs
2 Gautam Gambhir
KKR | 498 Runs
3 Shikhar Dhawan
SRH | 479 Runs

PURPLE CAP

1 Bhuvneshwar Kumar
SRH
26 Wickets
2 Jaydev Unadkat
RPS | 24 Wickets
3 Jasprit Bumrah
MI | 20 Wickets