Chennai Super Kings’ skipper, MS Dhoni has reflected back on his side’s loss against Royal Challengers Bangalore (RCB) in the southern derby of the Indian Premier League (IPL). Royal Challengers Bangalore beat Chennai Super Kings by 37 runs in match 25 of the 13th edition of the IPL.
Batting first, Royal Challengers Bangalore put up a challenging total of 169-4 in their 20 overs. RCB skipper Virat Kohli smashed 90 runs in the first innings to lead his side to a challenging total. Chasing the target, Chennai Super Kings looked a shadow of their own past as they succumbed to the pressure and the wickets kept falling at regular intervals that led to the debacle of the 3-rime champions.
MS Dhoni Opens Up On CSK’s Loss To RCB
Speaking in the post-match presentation, MS Dhoni said, ” I think the last 4 overs when we were bowling (didn’t go to plan), before that the bowlers had done a good job, we needed to close in nicely. Batting has been bit of a worry and today also it was evident.”
“We need to do something about it. We can’t keep turning up and it is almost the same thing that is happening maybe the individuals are different but I think we are better off playing the other way round – play the big shots and even if you get out it is fine because we can’t leave too many after the 15th or 16th over that just puts too much pressure on the lower order batsmen,” MS Dhoni added.
We Need To Fix Things Going Ahead In The Tournament: MS Dhoni
MS Dhoni further stated, “Our batting has lacked a bit of you can say power more from the 6th over onwards, individuals get tentative and no matter how much confidence you are giving them, ultimately they have to have their own plan as to how to play. We have not been able to adapt and plan for bowlers bowling from 6-14 overs.”
Chennai Super Kings have now lost 5 of their 7 games in IPL 2020 so far and a playoff spot looks certainly dismal from hereon for the Men in Yellow. If anything, they would have to pull off a miracle and win all their remaining games in the tournament.