Chennai Super Kings (CSK) and Mumbai Indians (MI) are the two most successful teams in the history of Indian Premier League (IPL). However, fans have missed their rivalry since CSK was banned for two years. However, with CSK back in the folds the cricket lovers will wait for this encounter. Further, former Mumbai Indians cricketer Ambati Rayadu revealed the excitement of an MI-CSK game.
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Meanwhile, CSK and MI will lock horns in the tournament opener on April 7. CSK are the two-time champions while MI has won the title for three times in the last decade.
Chennai was the most important game:
Rayadu, who has led MI’s middle-order on several occasions admitted the CSK match was the most important.
“I have played against Chennai Super Kings on numerous occasions and there was never a more important match than that for Mumbai Indians,” Rayadu said to cricleofcricket.com. “Both are champion teams. Very different philosophies but the bottom line is to be champions,” he added.
Meanwhile, Rayadu was part of Mumbai squad on all the three occasions. Further, he admitted that only CSK could beat Mumbai even at their best.
“If there was one team that could beat MI even when they were playing at their best, that was CSK. CSK always appeared very calm and composed and they always had a clear mindset and backed themselves,” Rayadu mentioned.
Rayadu was in all praise of Dhoni:
The 32-year-old Rayadu has now changed his base to Chennai and will represent CSK in the upcoming edition. Further, Rayadu, who will play under MS Dhoni in the CSK setup praised his skipper.
“MS Dhoni is a true legend of the game and arguably the best captain our country has produced,” said Rayudu. “What I feel makes him such a great leader, other than his calm and composed nature under pressure, is his simplicity and good nature as a human being which automatically makes all the team members trust him and his decisions blindly and give more than 100 percent for him and the team,” Rayadu concluded.
Meanwhile, CSK CEO also lauded Rayadu for the experience he brings in the middle-order. He can prove to be a good buy for the CSK.
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