Too Many Dot Balls In: MS Dhoni Underlines Where CSK Fell Short vs RR

MS Dhoni, who scored 32 off 17 balls, couldn't hit a last-ball six as Rajasthan Royals defeated Chennai Super Kings by 3 runs.

Chennai Super Kings skipper Mahendra Singh Dhoni named the respite period in the center overs as the justification behind his group’s three-run rout against Rajasthan Royals in an IPL match in Chennai on Wednesday. Dhoni, who scored 32 off 17 balls, couldn’t hit a last ball six however felt that the destiny of the match was chosen the seventh to fifteenth over in which Devon Conway (50 off 38 balls), Shivam Dube (8 off 9 balls) and Moeen Ali (7 off 10 balls) couldn’t get rolling against Ravichandran Ashwin (2/25) and Yuzvendra Chahal (2/27).

There was not much in it for spinners, but rather in the center period, there were excesses of speck balls. In the event that the (ball) is halting and switching off the surface, it is fine. However, that was not the situation here,” Dhoni said at the post match show function.

“We (him and Ravindra Jadeja) were the last batting pair, right off the bat in the competition, you can’t go hard, remembering the NRR as there were an excessive number of overs to go. We kept it somewhat late in the center overs. We might have taken more singles. Furthermore, we were unable to go hard right away,” the previous India chief said.

On hitting three big sixes, Dhoni said that he trusted that the bowler will commit botches.

“I don’t fancy such a large number of things. I simply trust that the bowlers will commit a couple of blunders. The bowler was somewhat under tension in the last finished. You want to back yourself. My solidarity is to hope to hit straight.” He was likewise frustrated that his players couldn’t capitalize on the dew factor.

“We saw how much dew, and after the initial not many overs, it turned out to be moderately simple. We ought to have improved the bat.

“Generally speaking, the bowlers got along admirably. [On 200 games as captain] I’m not enthusiastic about achievements. How can it matter assuming it is 199 or 200. It is a commendation to play 200 games. Because of all-powerful. However, as I said not a big deal,” he said.

Winning captain Sanju Samson credited his side’s bowlers for keeping cool-headed even as the match became tense towards the end.

The bowlers stayed mentally collected toward the end and bowled all around well, we likewise clutched our gets. I don’t have great recollections at Chepauk, always lost here and needed to win today.

On Dhoni’s fast fire, Samson said “Last two overs were strained, I attempted to push it profound however you are never protected with that person (Dhoni). You must have regard for that fellow and to what he can do. Nothing neutralizes him.