Chennai Super Kings captain Mahendra Singh Dhoni wasn’t happy that his batsmen failed to read the slow Chepauk track and were not discreet in their shot selection during their six-wicket loss against Mumbai Indians in the first IPL Qualifier on Tuesday.
“At home, we had to assess the conditions quickly. We have played 6 to 7 games already, that’s the home advantage. We needed to know how the pitch behaves, would it be tacky? Is the ball coming on or not, those were the things we didn’t do well, I think the batting needs to get better,” CSK skipper didn’t mince words at the post-match presentation ceremony.
Dhoni was particularly critical about the fact that shot selection wasn’t the best in many cases during the past few games.
“It isn’t good to lose games at such times, but it is good that we finished in the top-two, rather then going over the wicket, we now need to go round the wicket, that means the journey takes a longer time. But luckily, we finished in the top-two and that gives us a second chance.” said Dhoni in the post match speech.
Out of 6 games, Chennai lost 3 of them to Mumbai and two of them are in Chepauk. This hurted the fans of Chennai Super who has been expressing their regret in social media platforms. They badly want the top order batsman to perform well in the Qualifier 2.
However The 40-year-old spinner Imran Tahir has been in outstanding form in this year’s IPL and is currently the second leading wicket-taker with 23 scalps to his name. He was believed as big asset for Chennai in the Qualifier 1 as the pitch was a spinner friendly. But having just 131 runs in the board, Mumbai batsmen outsmarted him and two more best spinners of CSK.
A fan expressed his sorrow in twitter by replying to one of his post saying “We are very disappointed…The most rival teak fr us frm d start n we lost continuous 3 games Vs MI but anyways it’s a sports n we alwayz hav hope believe in csk… Commonn we’ll get back even more stronger… Much luv For Csk never ends”
We are very disappointed…The most rival teak fr us frm d start n we lost continuous 3 games Vs MI but anyways it’s a sports n we alwayz hav hope believe in csk… Commonn we’ll get back even more stronger… Much luv For Csk never ends #WhistlePodu #ParasakthiExpress
— முத்து செல்லப்பன் (@muthuchella22) May 8, 2019
Imran Tahir who is known for his funny tweets after the win posted a n emotional tweet after seeing this reply from a CSK fan. The south african spinner said that he feels very sorry for disappointing true fans like Muthu. He also promised to do better in the upcoming match if her gets a chance to play.
Check out his tweet here :
— Imran Tahir (@ImranTahirSA) May 8, 2019
This tweet from Imran received many loves from the fans and they requested him not to feel sorry. They also encouraged him to do well in the upcoming matches.
No tahir u done excellent
But we looses many catches in the match and if dhoni came in 2 down it will be gd
Perform like this tahir make csk fans happy
— Prasad Thuvvapati (@thuvvapati) May 8, 2019
It’s your humbleness brother @ImranTahirSA
— Divyarajsinh Dabhi (@Divyarajdabhi07) May 8, 2019
— PriyamudanLachu (@Lachu205) May 8, 2019
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