After registering a large victory towards the KL Rahul-led aspect, CSK have climbed as much as the sixth place with 4 factors beneath their belt.
Chennai Tremendous Kings (CSK), some of the profitable franchises within the historical past of the IPL, have had a topsy-turvy trip thus far on this 12 months’s version within the UAE. After defeating defending champions Mumbai Indians within the match opener, the Chennai aspect suffered three thumping defeats, endangering their possibilities of lifting the trophy this 12 months.
Skipper MS Dhoni was additionally scrutinized after he demoting himself down the batting order, particularly when the crew was in a crunch state of affairs. Silencing all their doubters, the Yellow Military lastly bought again to successful methods on Sunday as they registered a complete 10-wicket victory over Kings XI Punjab.
Following Chennai’s dominant victory, former Australia pacer Brett Lee showered reward on Dhoni for backing his gamers. In line with Lee, the CSK captain believes in his gamers and even commits to the Taking part in XI.
Hats off to Dhoni for backing Shane Watson: Brett Lee
“The wonderful thing about MS Dhoni is he believes his gamers, commits to the eleven which can be there. He additionally backs the 13-14 which can be there if there’s an harm. It’s the XI he believes in, commits to the crew. They performed so effectively and as they are saying, the lions will sleep fairly effectively tonight,” Lee mentioned on Star Sports activities.
Lee additional identified how Dhoni backed Shane Watson amid his woeful kind with the bat within the first 4 matches. Watson had scored a meagre 52 runs at a strike-rate of 108.33 in these 4 fixtures. However the Australian all-rounder bounced again strongly by scoring 83 off 53 balls and steering CSK to the win towards KXIP.
“Hats off to MSD for offering Watson with that chance and again his teammate. Watto got here out and completely dominated it. The best way he went down the road and didn’t go throughout the road; the previous few video games he went throughout the road. When he’s on kind, he can do it however Shane Watson, tonight, was on fireplace,” Lee additional added.
After registering a large victory towards the KL Rahul-led aspect, CSK have climbed as much as the sixth place with 4 factors beneath their belt. They are going to now face fourth-placed Kolkata Knight Riders (KKR) subsequent in Abu Dhabi on Wednesday.