IPL 2022: 'Even MS Dhoni Was Off His Game' Matthew Hayden And Sunil Gavaskar Examine CSK's Third Straight Loss

Updated - 04 Apr 2022, 05:44 PM

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Sunil Gavaskar and Matthew Hayden. Image: Twitter

In the Indian Premier League (IPL) 2022, Matthew Hayden and Sunil Gavaskar examined Chennai Super Kings’ third consecutive defeat. On Sunday, Mayank Agarwal’s Punjab Kings (PBKS) beat Ravindra Jadeja’s Chennai Super Kings (CSK) in IPL 2022 match No.11 at the Brabourne Stadium. In the league phase of the IPL 2022, CSK has yet to register.

After four-time champions Chennai was defeated again in their tournament defense season, batting legends Sunil Gavaskar and Matthew Hayden examined the Yellow Brigade’s 54-run thrashing at the hands of 2014 runners-up Punjab.

Chennai Super Kings (CSK). Image: Twitter

Ravindra Jadeja’s CSK were restricted to 36-5 in 7.3 overs after being asked to chase down a difficult total of 181 in the 20-over encounter. Former skipper Dhoni played calm innings of 23 from 28 balls in the 20-over tournament, while superstar Jadeja was dismissed for a three-ball duck.

Dhoni had a difficult time rotating the strike against Punjab, according to batting legend Gavaskar.

Dhoni had kept rotating his strike, he could have done even better: Sunil Gavaskar

“Even if MSD doesn’t start hitting the big ones right away, you can see that he’s moving the strike along by getting those ones and twos. This time, he wasn’t quite as successful. CSK got a little bogged there, “Sunil Gavaskar Stated.

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CSK vs Punjab Kings (Credits: Twitter)

With his 30-ball 57, Shivam Dube led the Chennai-based team to a remarkable comeback. However, he was unable to save Chennai, who were dismissed for 126 in 18 overs.

In response to Dhoni’s valiant performance, the legendary cricketer claimed that the Chennai Super Kings franchise’s talismanic hitter was “off his game.” “Shivam Dube delivered a world-class innings. Sadly, no one was willing to help him. With a strike rate of 80, even MS was off his game a little bit. It was a game of catch-up cricket for them “According to Hayden.

CSK will have a 5-day break before facing SunRisers Hyderabad at the DY Patil Stadium in Mumbai in their next match.

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