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The Chennai Super Kings (CSK) bowling consultant Eric Simons believes that the team learned a great lesson after a failure in the Indian Premier League (IPL) 2020 which took place in United Arab Emirates (UAE).

Notably, MS Dhoni-led Chennai Super Kings (CSK) managed to get a convincing win over the Virat Kohli’s Royal Challengers Bangalore (RCB) by 6 wickets.

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Virat Kohli, MS Dhoni. (Photo: BCCI)

CSK was at a disadvantage at the beginning of the game as RCB openers looked exceptional and added 111 runs. However, after that, the CSK’s bowling unit made an exceptional comeback stopping RCB at the score of 156. Meanwhile, the CSK batting unit comfortably chased the target in 18.1 overs.

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Meanwhile, with the victory over Royal Challengers Bangalore, now Chennai Super Kings is sitting at the top of the points table with 14 points in their bag.

Eric Simons at the post-match press conference after the victory against Royal Challengers Bangalore (RCB) told that the biggest difference CSK had made is their aggression in batting. He stated:

So, what went wrong here in the last IPL was a tremendous lesson for us. But I think, probably the biggest difference is the aggression in our batting, we have come out a lot more aggressive than we did last time.”

Bad Performance Is The Best Place To Learn – Eric Simons

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

Simons also lavished praise on all-rounder Dwayne Bravo for his amazing bowling so far in UAE and said the team was ‘extremely happy with his performance. Simons told that Dwayne Bravo ‘has bowled particularly well in the last few matches.’ He also lauded Shardul Thakur for playing smart cricket.

Meanwhile, Eric Simons also opined that bad performance is always the best place to learn things. He elaborated:

We have already spoken about what worked for us in India during the first half of the IPL (2021). We spoke about what we did wrong here (in the United Arab Emirates last time). You know any situation, often the bad performance is the best place to learn,” Simons said.

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