CSK captain MS Dhoni is quite disappointed with his side’s poor performance in the ongoing IPL 2020 & tried to introspect into the reasons behind his team’s struggle in the ongoing IPL matches followed by yesterday’s 10 wickets defeat against Mumbai Indians.
CSK were reduced to 43/7 at one point after being sent to bat eventually posting a total of 114/9. The cheap dismissals of Openers Ruturaj & FAF Du Plessis exposed the middle order too early & the players surrendered their wickets easily. Dhoni admitted that it is necessary to wear a smile despite of being in pain in order to avoid the state of panic in the toughest of situations.
“Even when you are hurting you put a smile on your face so that the management doesn’t look like they are in panic,” Dhoni said at the post-match presentation.
“That is what the youngsters want and I feel the boys have done that. We have kept the dressing room like that and hopefully we can turn it around in the next three games at least for pride,” he added.
Speaking about the defeat faced on Friday, Dhoni said, “Whenever we did not get off to a good start it kept getting difficult for the middle order.” CSK’s defeat on Friday adds on to the number of losses which the Chennai based franchise faced in the ongoing IPL 2020.
CSK’s defeat against MI made it three consecutive losses for CSK with the previous two coming against RR & Delhi Capitals. “In cricket when you are going through a tough phase, you need a bit of luck to go your way. But in this tournament, it hasn’t really gone our way,” said Dhoni.
“Whenever you aren’t doing well there can be a hundred reasons. One of the main things you ask yourself is whether you are playing to your potential. When you put out a playing eleven and judge whether they have done well to justify their stats on paper on the field, I feel this year we have not done that,” he added.