DC vs MI: "Your brain will explode..."- Ambati Rayudu drops bombshell while highlighting the difference between MI and CSK

Updated - 23 Apr 2024, 07:23 PM

Ambati Rayudu and MI,CSK
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Former Indian cricketer Ambati Rayudu highlighted the difference between Mumbai Indians (MI) and Chennai Super Kings (CSK) in the Indian Premier League (IPL). He stated that while the Hardik Pandya-led side is desperate to win, Chennai focuses more on the process. 

Mumbai Indians and Chennai Super Kings are powerhouses in the Indian Premier League. Both the teams are most successful franchises in the league with 5 titles each under their belt. They have played a dominating brand of cricket and apart from the IPL have won the Champions League as well. 

Former India cricketer Ambati Rayudu has been part of both teams in the IPL. Not only being part, but he has also had experienced success with both teams, winning titles with both franchises. He started his career with Mumbai in 2010 and played till 2017. 

Ambati Rayudu won titles with MI in 2013, 2015 and 2017. In 2018, the batter moved to Chennai Super Kings and made an immediate impact as he smashed 602 runs and helped the team win the title. After that, he played a key role in the team's titles winning campaigns in 2021 and 2023, when he retired. 

Ambati Rayudu while pointing out the difference between Mumbai Indians and Chennai Super Kings stated that the former has a culture of winning and the mood of the team depends on that wheel Super Kings don't analyze results much. Speaking to Star Sports, he explained: 

"CSK focuses more on the process. They do not analyse results much. Their mood and mood swings are not because of the results. MI is a bit different. MI mostly want to win and their culture is like everything depends on winning. They have a culture of, jeetna hi hai (Win is a must). Winning is non-negotiable." 

Your brain will explode if you will spend more time at MI - Ambati Rayudu 

Further talking about the same, Ambati Rayudu stated that Chennai Super Kings has a much better culture. Validating his point, he said that his brain exploded while playing for Mumbai Indians even though his game improved a lot. He concluded by saying that, at CSK players are made better without any hassle. He said: 

"Both CSK and MI have two different cultures but at the end of the day, both work hard. I feel CSK has a much better environment. Your brain will explode if you will spend more time at MI. When I used to play for MI, my game improved a lot. 

"If you had not won the match, they do not see an excuse. At the end of the day, you have to perform. MI has an environment where you keep getting better. At CSK you are made better and that too without any hassle," he concluded.

Both Mumbai Indians and Chennai Super Kings are currently playing in the IPL 2024. While the Ruturaj Gaikwad-led side are 4th on the table, the Hardik Pandya-led side are reeling at the bottom half of the table with just three wins under their belt.