After Chennai Super Kings registered yet another convincing victory within the IPL 2021 beating SunRisers Hyderabad by seven wickets, followers and consultants have just one query in thoughts as to what has led to the franchise’s resurgence within the ongoing version. When requested about what has modified between now and the final 12 months, CSK skipper MS Dhoni mentioned it was as a result of they’ve addressed the issues that led to their worst-ever IPL season. Dhoni mentioned that the majority importantly the “players have taken more responsibility this year” which has led to their outstanding turnaround.
“I think addressing the problem (on what’s been different for CSK this year?),” Dhoni mentioned on the post-match presentation, after CSK registered their fifth successive win of the season.
CSK had ensured a dreadful season final 12 months as they did not qualify for the playoffs for the primary time of their historical past. Reflecting on elements that contributed to their poor outing final season, Dhoni mentioned it was not restricted to only one issue however a mix of a number of elements.
“Whenever you start the tournament, you may or may not face issues in playing XI. The earlier you settle the better. Another factor was 5-6 months we were out of cricket. Nothing was allowed. It’s not that you could go on your own and practice. That also makes it difficult. Change of quarantine, was slightly longer. Lot of factors,” he mentioned, highlighting causes that affected their sport final 12 months.
“Overall if I have to sum it up, the players have taken more responsibility this year. You will be facing adverse things but ultimately it boils down to how each individual rises to the occasion and gives the extra 10 percent for the team,” he defined.
CSK dominated SRH for majority of the game on Wednesday. They chased down the 172-run goal with nice ease within the penultimate over, with 9 balls to spare.
Faf du Plessis and Ruturaj Gaikwad placed on an excellent present with the bat including over 100 runs for the opening wicket that pushed SRH on the backfooot.
“The batting was superb. But that doesn’t mean the bowling was not good. It was a surprisingly good wicket. Whenever we come to Delhi we never expect a wicket like this. It was coming on nicely, there was nothing for the spinners as well. Good thing was there was no dew. Last night we felt 170 was just below par if there’s no dew. Brilliant opening partnership,” mentioned Dhoni, reflecting on what CSK did proper within the sport.
CSK’s subsequent fixture is in opposition to defending champions Mumbai Indians on May 1.
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