IPL 2021: "MS Dhoni Likes Keeping Things Very Simple" - Gautam Gambhir Explains The Reason For CSK's Success

Former Indian cricketer Gautam Gambhir has revealed that MS Dhoni‘s simplicity is the key to the success of CSK and helped them to win the tournament. With a disastrous 2020 IPL tournament, it was very important for CSK to make big progress and they did the best thing by winning the IPL 2021.

Ruturaj Gaikwad and Faf Du Plessis started the innings well and raised the total to 192 on the board in their first innings. In reply, Venkatesh Iyer and Shubman Gill started the chase well but went on to lose wickets in a cluster leading to a 27 run loss in the end.

Shardul Thakur with MS Dhoni for Chennai Super Kings in the IPL. Photo- CSK Twitter
Shardul Thakur with MS Dhoni for Chennai Super Kings in the IPL. Photo- CSK Twitter

Gautam Gambhir Highlights The Reasons Behind CSK’s Success

Gautam Gambhir revealed the formula that allowed CSK to win the tournament and he reckoned that MS Dhoni’s calmness is the reason for CSK’s success. He added that Dhoni likes having options up his sleeve and reckoned that the team sticking on to things without changing the combination is another aspect that has helped the side.

“I think they kept things very very simple. That’s also a great quality to have. Rather than being too innovative and stuff, MS likes keeping things very simple. He has always enjoyed having a lot of options. If you see, he always had six or seven options up his sleeve where he likes those players who can contribute two things in the game.”

“They probably are the most consistent side as well. They don’t chop and change a lot and at the same time identifying people who are in good form as well. Imagine pushing Moeen Ali to No.3 and Suresh Raina was actually pushed back at No.4.” Gautam Gambhir told on ESPN Cricinfo

MS Dhoni
MS Dhoni. (Photo: IPL)

Gautam Gambhir Feels MS Dhoni Stays In the Moment

Gautam Gambhir felt that MS Dhoni did the right thing by removing Raina from the number three position and opting to give an extended run to Robin Uthappa worked out in the end.

“A lot of captains would have gone with Raina at No.3 with the record he has had in the past. But that is what you need to stay in the moment and try and push guys who are in decent form. That is exactly what MS did in this competition.” He added

Gautam Gambhir
Gautam Gambhir (Image Credit: Twitter)

CSK won their fourth IPL title now and is just one title away from becoming the most successful IPL team.

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