Chennai Super Kings skipper Mahendra Singh Dhoni on Monday stated it’s laborious to “keep up” with youthful gamers within the squad however will probably be a “big positive” for the 39-year-old if they aren’t in a position to level fingers at him over his health. The 39-year-old Dhoni, who retired from worldwide cricket final yr, admitted that “getting old and being fit are two difficult things”. “When you are playing, you don’t really want anyone to say he’s unfit. I have to keep up with the younger guys, they are very fast, it’s good to challenge them,” Dhoni stated after CSK beat Rajasthan Royals by 45 runs of their IPL match.
“Performances are something that’s guaranteed. I wasn’t guaranteeing performances when I was 24. I can’t guarantee when I am 40, but at least if people can’t point finger at me that he’s unfit then that will be a big positive for me.”
Talking in regards to the match, he stated he was glad CSK scored 180-plus, although he stated they may have gotten extra.
“I felt Sam bowled really well. Deepak, there was a bit of miscalculation with the knuckle delivery. So I felt a good start was important. Even the wet ball was spinning.”
“I don’t really mind Jos playing reverse sweep. If the wet ball was turning then the chance of the dry ball turning is high.”
Dhoni stated it was good to have Moeen Ali, who took three wickets from seven runs from three overs, because the wicket was turning a bit and turning into extra sticky.
“The first six balls I played could have cost us in another game.”
He stated quite a bit has modified since final yr once they completed seventh out of eight groups.
“The way we have prepared. The bowlers have been under the pump last year also, so they’re used to the conditions.”
Losing captain Sanju Samson he thought it was an excellent rating to chase down however his aspect misplaced too many wickets within the center overs.
“Our bowlers bowled really well, they batted too deep. 10-15 runs extra we gave down the line. We lost the match but there are a lot of positives.
“The dew did not come and the ball was nonetheless turning, so it was a bit stunning to see.”
“It’s essential to keep up good composure, this format calls for us to attain at a better danger price, so it’s extremely regular to get out typically. I preserve engaged on the fundamentals and giving myself a while on the centre.”
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