The many shades of CSK’s bowling head coach Stephen Fleming’s came into display during the last night match between Chennai Super Kings and Kings XI Punjab. While Stephen Fleming was seen visibly upset with the CSK’s bowling as the match kickstarted but later on, he was seen bursting in laughter as he interacted with the on-field commentators after Chennai Super Kings defeated Kings XI Punjab by 10 wickets.
During the post-match presentation, Stephen Fleming talked about their key to success over the years after they face poor results. Stephen Fleming cited the example of Shane Watson, who took the match by storm by playing an unbeaten 83 off 53 balls. Flemings had said:
“I think it helps as players know they get more opportunities…We are reticent to changing the team other than realising the areas that we are not happy with. Also you are not sure if that change will help or not,”
“We try and improve and if players are doing the right thing we will back them as long and even longer than possible,”
CSK, which is jokingly called a ‘Daddy’s army/team’ is filled with some of the most experienced and senior cricketers. Therefore when Stephen was asked about his assessment with the youngsters in his team, he was left in splits.
Well, a hilarious moment arrived when Stephen Fleming was asked by cricketer turned commentator Anjum Chopra about his assessment of the ‘youngsters’ in the side. The question had Fleming burst into laughter. Responding to it, he said:
‘Youngsters in our side’
Meanwhile, CSK will be next seen playing against Kolkata Knight Riders on 7th October.