IPL 2020

MS Dhoni Revealed Why He Couldn’t Smash Sixes Last Night

MS Dhoni

MS Dhoni Revealed Why He Couldn’t Smash Sixes Last Night: MS Dhoni’s side failed to end up on the winning sides despite having him at the crease. Last night, Chennai Super Kings went down to Sunrisers Hyderabad by seven runs. The last time when CSK lost three matches in a row was during the 2014’s edition of the IPL.

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MS Dhoni had made three big changes in his playing XI before the clash last night. Having begun the tournament walking to bat at No. 7 Dhoni was back to his usual Number 5 position for this game. However, his side still ended up on the losing side. His unbeaten 47 off 36 went in vain as the team fell short of 7 runs.

Later, after the match, MS Dhoni admitted that he was trying to hit the ball too hard. Talking in the post-match presentation about his performance, Dhoni said:

“I was not able to middle a lot of deliveries. Was trying to hit it too hard. When the wicket is slightly at the slower side, it is better to time it. Looking at outfield it was subconsciously coming to us to hit the ball hard,”

MS Dhoni

He added:

” I tried to get as much as time as possible. It is quite dry out here. So, the throat gets dry and you start to cough. When you have legal signs, you can take some time off.” 

Besides his batting performance, MS Dhoni wasn’t too happy with the efforts in the field, which included two dropped catches, a catch off a no-ball and slew of overthrows. Talking about the same, he said:

“Long time back once we lost three in a row. We need to get a lot of things right. It is the professionalism. We need to take our catches not bowl no-balls. Those are the controllables and may be we are getting too relaxed,” he said. “We have been a bit too relaxed at times. After the 16th over, we had two good overs but overall we could have been slightly better. “Nobody wants to drop catches but at the same at this level, we need to draw a line and say these catches that need to be taken especially when the team hasn’t been doing that outstandingly well,”

MS Dhoni - Virender Sehwag

He added:

“Catches that these can hamper your knock out stage games. It is very important to be at your best. There are plenty of positives in this game but we will try to come back strong.” 

Meanwhile, Chennai Super Kings will be seen locking their horns against on 4th October at 7:30 pm.

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