MS Dhoni said that he was trying to hit a Ball too hard against SRH!

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In yesterday’s clash against SRH, CSK suffered a major defeat. MS Dhoni said that he was trying to hit the ball too hard when timing the ball was a better option against SRH in an IPL match on Friday. Chasing a target of 162 to win CSK lost the match by seven runs. Dhoni staying unbeaten on 47 runs scored off 36 balls, went after the bowlers too late.

 “I was not able to middle a lot of deliveries. Was trying to hit it too hard. When the wicket is slightly at the slower side, it is better to time it. Looking at outfield it was subconsciously coming to us to hit the ball hard,” Dhoni said after his side’s third defeat in four matches.

Asking about Dhoni’s trouble in scoring the remaining scores Dhoni said, “I tried to get as much as time as possible. It is quite dry out here. So, the throat gets dry and you start to cough. When you have legal signs, you can take some time off.”

“Long time back once we lost three in a row. We need to get a lot of things right. It is the professionalism. We need to take our catches not bowl no-balls. Those are the controllable and maybe we are getting too relaxed,” he said.

“We have been a bit too relaxed at times. After the 16th over, we had two good overs but overall we could have been slightly better.

“Nobody wants to drop catches but at the same at this level, we need to draw a line and say these catches that need to be taken especially when the team hasn’t been doing that outstandingly well,” he said referring to spilled chances when SRH’s Abhishek Sharma was batting.

“Catches that these can hamper your knock out stage games. It is very important to be at your best. There are plenty of positives in this game but we will try to come back strong”, signed off Dhoni.

SRH will next play against Mumbai Indians while CSK will face KXIP in their next match on October 4.