IPL 2021: First six balls I performed might value us one other match, says MS Dhoni after CSK beat RR
Mumbai: Chennai Tremendous Kings skipper Mahendra Singh Dhoni on Monday mentioned it’s exhausting to “sustain” with youthful gamers within the squad however will probably be a “large constructive” for the 39-year-old if they don’t seem to be 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 previous and being match are two troublesome issues”.
“If you find yourself taking part in, you do not actually need anybody to say he is unfit. I’ve to maintain up with the youthful guys, they’re very quick, it is good to problem them,” Dhoni mentioned after CSK beat Rajasthan Royals by 45 runs of their IPL match.
“Performances are one thing that is not assured. I wasn’t guaranteeing performances after I was 24. I am unable to assure when I’m 40, however not less than if individuals cannot level finger at me that he is unfit then that can be an enormous constructive for me.”
Speaking concerning the match, he mentioned he was glad CSK scored 180-plus, although he mentioned they may have gotten extra.
Dhoni scored 18 off 17 towards RR and the next strike charge might have helped CSK attain the figures of 200. He took six deliveries to get off the mark.
“Glad we scored 180, I assumed we might have gotten a number of extra. This was one of many video games the place the primary six balls I performed might have value us in one other recreation. We now have to be aware of that and rating as a lot as doable,” he mentioned.
Dhoni mentioned 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 changing into extra sticky.
He mentioned so much has modified since final yr after they completed seventh out of eight groups.
“The way in which we now have ready. The bowlers have been underneath the pump final yr additionally, so that they’re used to the situations.”
Shedding captain Sanju Samson mentioned he thought it was rating to chase down however his aspect misplaced too many wickets within the center overs.
“Our bowlers bowled rather well, they batted too deep. 10-15 runs further we gave down the road. We misplaced the match however there are loads of positives.
“The dew did not come and the ball was nonetheless turning, so it was a bit surprising to see.
“It is essential to take care of good composure, this format calls for us to attain at the next threat charge, so it is very regular to get out typically. I maintain engaged on the fundamentals and giving myself a while on the centre.”
With PTI inputs
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