MS Dhoni has clearly shown signs of struggle in the IPL 2020. This comes after his strike-rate was questioned in the 2019 World Cup. And after an year of staying away from cricket, his form has seemingly gone down. His team CSK have also struggled in IPL 2020 thus far and commentator Aakash Chopra pointed out some major concerns surrounding the team.
Chopra said that this is probably the first time in IPL that Dhoni is playing with five bowlers and he is certainly not happy with it. He also added that the former India captain is bit concerned about his batting as he is not cent per cent confident about it.
“For the first time in my memory, Dhoni the captain is playing only with 5 bowlers. He doesn’t like playing with 5 bowlers, but this time he is,” Aakash Chopra said in his YouTube show.
“He is a bit concerned about his batting, the absence of Rayudu is a big concern. He is not 100% confident about his batting form. With Ruturaj Gaikwad coming in and Murali Vijay not making runs, he is not confident to play 6 bowlers.
“If you observe Jadeja this season, he has bowled 4 overs in all three matches and conceded more than 40 runs each time. If he is going to leak so many runs, you have got nowhere else to go. No one else is bowling, only 5 bowlers in the team. That’s very unlike Dhoni but it’s happening.”
Dhoni has played some bizarre knocks in the IPL 2020. He was looking for the big hits against Delhi Capitals but as usual failed to get the timing right. He also played a bizarre knock during a mammoth 217-run chase against Rajasthan Royals in the IPL 2020 contest on Tuesday. He promoted Sam Curran in the batting line-up as he stepped in to bat at No.7 for Chennai Super Kings (CSK).
CSK heavily relied on Faf du Plessis to score most of the runs. Dhoni just picked up singles to return strike to the former South Africa captain. The veteran batsman looked out of touch for most part of the match, before he changed his bat in the final over, and slammed three back to back sixes.