Chennai Super Kings Captain Mahendra Singh Dhoni Explains Why He In NO.7 At The Batting Order
Mahi Explained The Reason To Bat In No. 7
Chennai Super Kings (CSK) captain Mahendra Singh Dhoni explained the reason to bat at number 7 against Rajasthan Royals (RR) on Tuesday. At the Sharjah Cricket Stadium, on Tuesday, RR set a massive target of 217 for CSK. But, CSK was defeated by RR by 16 runs.
When CSK Captain, Mahendra Singh Dhoni came to bat, the game already slipped out of their hands. And the team were at 114 for 5 in 14 overs. Dhoni, being not out, scored 29 off 17 balls. He also hit three consecutive sixes in the match.
“I haven’t batted for a long time. 14-day quarantine doesn’t help (why he isn’t batting higher). Also wanted to try different things, give opportunities to Sam. Have the opportunity to try different things. If it doesn’t work, you can always go back to your strengths,” Dhoni said.
Dhoni said that with 217 on the board is a perfect start. That was not the case, but RR batted really well. Especially Steve and Sanju. The bowlers must be given credit. There was a lot of dew. They knew what lengths to bowl. He added that their spinners didn’t try too many things. And that was an error our spinners did in their first couple of overs. He also said that if they had not bowled no-balls, they would have been chasing 200, and it would have been a perfect game.
The poor performance of the players of the CSK leads to the defeat of the team. The extras given by the fast bowlers helped RR to set the target of 217. Sanju Samson’s 74 off 32 balls and Steve Smith’s 69 off 47 balls contributed a lot to the entire run of 216.
Although on the other hand, CSK openers Murali Vijay and Shane Watson started well, but the two got dismissed just in a span of six deliveries.
However, Dhoni’s three consecutive sixes made his fans happy despite the defeat of the team.