Veteran English spinner, Graeme Swann, has shed light on why Chennai Super Kings (CSK) have dominated the Indian Premier League (IPL) ever since the inception of the tournament. Chennai Super Kings have been among one of the most influential teams in the history of the Indian Premier League. So far, they have won a total of 3 IPL titles even after being banned for a couple of years in the tournament.
Only Mumbai Indians (MI) are ahead of them as they have gone on to win 4 IPL titles so far. However, when it comes to the number of matches being won, nobody comes close to the southern giants of the cash-rich league. On Sunday, CSK won their second game of IPL 2020 after having a dismal start to the tournament so far.
After the game, the cricket universe was full of praise for the Chennai management as they kept on backing their core players even when they didn’t perform well in the initial games.
Graeme Swann Heaps Praise On Chennai Super Kings
Consequently, the decision paid off as one of their worst performers so far in this year’s tournament, Shane Watson, scored a magnificent half-century and handed Chennai a 10-wicket win over Kings XI Punjab (KXIP). Now, Graeme Swann, the former England spinner, has lauded the Chennai board and management for showing faith in their players.
“It (backing) is not just from the captain, even though it’s MS Dhoni who is a huge figure. But it comes from the coach and the whole squad. Knowing that he will come good, Shane Watson always comes good,” Graeme Swann said.
This Is Why They Win So Many Titles: Graeme Swann
“Remember 2 years ago, he was next to useless in the first part of the IPL but a brilliant hundred in the final. They stuck with him and it’s very good quality. It’s why they win so many titles. They are sensible and they don’t panic,” Graeme Swann said on Star Sports.
Chennai Super Kings have received a massive boost after their win over KXIP in the last game and they will now take on Kolkata Knight Riders (KKR) in their next match. Owing to the poor start in the tournament, CSK will now have to win 6 out of their 9 games left so as to qualify for this year’s playoff stage. If they fail to do so, this will be the first instance in the history of the tournament when CSK won’t qualify for the playoffs while competing in the cash-rich league.