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Watch: MS Dhoni dries daughter Ziva's hair after destroying Virat Kohli's RCB

India Today logo India Today 26/04/2018

MS Dhoni was back to being a doting father a day after destroying Royal Challengers Bangalore with a swashbuckling 34-ball 70 not out. Dhoni blasted seven sixes and added 101 with Ambati Rayudu (82) as Chennai Super Kings gunned down 206 against RCB to storm to their fifth win from six maches in the IPL this year.

It was also the highest successful run chase at the Chinnaswamy and the joint fifth highest successful run chase in the history of the IPL.

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Dhoni was named man-of-the-match after his carnage left RCB stunned and dazed in their own backyard. This was the first time RCB had failed to defend a total of 200 or above at home, leaving Virat Kohli gutted.

Game over, had a nice sleep now back to Daddy’s duties

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However, after hitting a flurry of sixes, Dhoni was back with his daughter — in fact, he dried little Ziva's hair as the little girl stood patiently.

Earlier, as Dhoni smashed an unbeaten 79, his highest score in T20 cricket, Ziva asked someone sitting next to her to go call her dad so she could hug him. The video went viral within hours.

Dhoni has been in great form this year in the IPL, having scored 209 runs from six matches at a strike rate of 165.87.

On Wednesday, he became the first Indian captain to score 5000 T20 runs. He currently leads the list with 5010 runs ahead of Gautam Gambhir (4242 runs) and Virat Kohli (3591 runs). Dhoni now has a total of 5786 runs in T20 cricket.

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