Delhi Capitals head coach Ricky Ponting was awestruck by Mahendra Singh Dhoni's cool demeanor under pressure, describing the legendary Chennai Super Kings skipper as one of the greatest finishers of the game.
The ageless Dhoni produced a nostalgic little inning to take a band of old men from CSK into their ninth Indian Premier League final after beating DC by four wickets in the Qualifier 1 here on Sunday night.
Needing 13 off the last over, Dhoni hit a square cut, got a bit of luck going his way, and then pulled DC's best bowler Tom Curran for the most celebrated T20 boundary of recent times. Before that, he had just slapped Avesh Khan for a six-over mid-wicket.
'Yeah, look, he (Dhoni) (has) been one of the greats. It was a situation tonight, we were sitting back in the dug-out and thinking, will (Ravindra) Jadeja come next, will Dhoni come next and I put up my hand straight away and said Dhoni will come out now and try (and) ice the game,' Ponting said.