Badri is an unsung hero: Dhoni

May 24, 2012, 04:10 IST | PTI

MS Dhoni may be being hailed as the architect of CSK's win over Mumbai, but the skipper feels Badrinath equally deserves credit for the victory.

It was Chennai Super Kings skipper MS Dhoni's innings that made the difference between the defending champions winning or being eliminated. But Dhoni, who was also adjudged the man of the match, gave credit to his entrie team for the win and especially pointed out S Bardinath for his contribution in the win.

"We were just watching and enjoying the games when we were done with our league stage, all the results went our way.

"A lot of credit to Badri and Hussey. Badri is an unsung hero, he batted very well. Later on me and Bravo could do well with the bat," he said.

MS Dhoni was man-of-the-match for his unbeaen half-century. Pic/AFP

Asked about his trademark helicopter shot which fetched him a massive six in a James Franklin over, Dhoni said: "The helicopter shot was because of the tennis ball cricket.

"I used to play from 17-18 yards and the bowlers sent down a lot of yorkers but not an easy shot to play either, could end up hitting the ankles as well."

His teammate Dwayne Bravo of West Indies, who blasted 33 off 14 balls and then scalped two wickets for 10 runs, said: "Batting with Mahi makes my job easier, I know his ability to trike the ball. It wasn't a typical Bangalore wicket. We were very pleased with it."

Asked what he said to Kieron Pollard after dismissing him, Bravo said: "Two days ago he [Pollard] sent me a message asking me to pack my bags and go home was my turn today to tell him."

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