MS Dhoni led CSK have not performed as per the expectations of both the fans & franchise in the ongoing IPL 2020 which has resulted in their disqualification from the IPL 2020 Play-offs which has happened first time in the IPL history.
Dhoni’s team has reached the finals in the last IPL season, became the first team to be knocked out of this year’s cash-rich league being played in the UAE. The team which once highlighted the importance of experienced players in the squad to hail victory looked nowhere near the best in the IPL 2020 which raised lots of questions on the amount of changes that needs to be made in the team before the start of the next season of the IPL.
Amid all the uncertainity, CSK’s CEO Viswanathan is still confident that MS Dhoni will continue to lead the team next year. Speaking to media, Viswanathan said that though this year was bad for CSK it doesn’t mean that they need to make changes to the squad. H ehighlighted that they have been one of the most consistent teams for several years now in the IPL including winning three titles.
“Yes, definitely. I am very confident that Dhoni will lead CSK in 2021. He has won three titles for us in the IPL. This is the first year we have not qualified for the playoffs. No other team has done that. One bad year does not mean we will have to change everything,” Viswanathan told Times of India.
However, he did expect that the second most successful side in the IPL didn’t play to its full potential. CSK said that they lost some close games which they could have won either way.
“We didn’t play to our potential this season. We lost games that we should have won. That pushed us back. The withdrawals of Suresh Raina and Harbhajan Singh coupled with COVID cases in the camp meant that the balance of the side was upset,” Viswanathan added.
With just four wins bagged from 12 games, CSK are landing at the bottom of the IPL 2020 Points Table. CSK can now spoil the game for KKR & KXIP who are still competing for fourth spot on the Points table.