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MS Dhoni (Credits: Twitter)
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Former Indian opener, Virender Sehwag has come out in support of MS Dhoni, the Chennai Super Kings (CSK) skipper, after CSK’s mammoth loss against Mumbai Indians (MI). Mumbai Indians beat arch-rivals Chennai Super Kings by 10 wickets in match 41 of the Indian Premier League (IPL 2020) at the Sharjah International Cricket Stadium on Friday.

Bowling first, the Mumbai Indians bowlers left the CSK batsmen clueless as they stormed past the CSK batting line up. On Friday, the two youngsters, Ruturaj Gaikwad and N Jagadeesan made their return to the playing eleven after MS Dhoni faced a lot of criticism for not backing the youngsters. However, both of them proved that Dhoni was indeed correct as both departed on ducks.

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Ruturaj Gaikwad. Image Credits: IPL 2020

CSK departed on 114 runs in their 20 overs as Mumbai Indians’ batsmen lost no wickets in the game and chased the target comfortably, in the end, to win the match by 10 wickets.

Virender Sehwag Comes In Support Of MS Dhoni

Speaking to Cricbuzz, Virender Sehwag said, “This loss against Mumbai will hurt for a very long time. This hurts even more as MS Dhoni might feel that I have tried my youngsters today and they have disappointed me once again. They should have at least scored some runs for themselves and should have taken time to have a taste of the tournament.” 

Virender Sehwag
Virender Sehwag. Credits: PTI

“If the youngsters could have carried the team to a respectable total of 140-150 runs, MS Dhoni would have been contented with that performance. Dhoni, definitely, would be a lot more hurt as the youngsters have let him down. It will be interesting to see how they make a comeback from here,” Virender Sehwag added.

Mumbai Indians Go On Top Of The Points Table

With this massive win over Chennai Super Kings, Mumbai Indians have gone on top of the IPL 2020 points table with 14 points. They top the table having a better Net run rate than Delhi Capitals and Royal Challengers Bangalore, who share the same points.

Ishan Kishan
Quinton De Kock and Ishan Kishan. (Credits: IPLT20.com)
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As for Chennai Super Kings, they have had one of the worst seasons so far in their history of the Indian Premier League. This was CSK’s 8th loss in the 11 games that they have played so far and it won’t be wrong to say that CSK are almost eliminated from the tournament now.