Stephen Fleming
Stephen Fleming. (Photo: Twitter)

Chennai Super Kings (CSK) were left smoldering as the inaccessibility of the Decision Review System (DRS) cost them two wickets in the powerplay overs of their IPL 2022 match against Mumbai Indians at the Wankhede Stadium here on Thursday.

When he was given out lbw to a ball that looked going down the leg-side to the unaided eye, CSK’s Devon Conway took a gander at the umpire and counseled his partner Ruturaj Gaikwad, who proceeded to address the umpires.  Yet, Conway walked back to the pavilion without taking the assistance of the video umpire as he was informed that DRS was not accessible because of technical reasons.

Ruturaj Gaikwad, Devon Conway
Ruturaj Gaikwad, Devon Conway. (Photo: IPL)

We Are A Bit Disappointed: CSK Coach Stephen Fleming

Two or three overs later, Robin Uthappa was given lbw to Jasprit Bumrah’s delivery and he excessively checked with the umpire regardless of whether he could review it and was tragically informed that was impractical. However, Uthappa’s case looked more direct, the way that the batter can’t use the video umpire made for strange viewing.

Robin Uthappa
Robin Uthappa. (Photo: IPL)

In the meantime, CSK head coach Stephen Fleming repeated a similar inclination, adding that they are a little disheartened with how things worked out.

“It was a little bit unlucky, that it happened at that time. Yeah we are a bit disappointed, but that’s still part of the game, isn’t it? But yeah, [that] sort of set off a chain of events that were not in our favor. But we should be better than that, it certainly wasn’t a great start,” he said in response to the post-match press conference.

There’s Not Much Margin Between Having A Great Season And A Not-so-great Season: Stephen Fleming

CSK had an unpleasant season which saw them losing the first four games in succession in the competition. This was trailed by Ravindra Jadeja resigning from the job of a captain. Even though, MS Dhoni returned and CSK had an effect dominating the absolute first match under his captaincy, they couldn’t turn their mission around.

CSK. PHoto-IPL
CSK. PHoto-IPL

“We’re still learning about our squad, as most teams are, and hopefully we can learn a lot over the next couple of games and go forward. What I can say is that there’s not much margin between having a great season and a not-so-great season.

So we’ve been through enough of these seasons to know that. So we’re not going too much over, but we do need to improve in some areas,” Fleming, who played for CSK in the inaugural IPL season, remarked.

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