After playing a stupendous knock of 83 runs against KXIP, CSK opener batsman Shane thanked MS Dhoni & Coach Stephen Fleming for keeping faith in his capabilities even after some poor outings in previous matches.
Watson’s remark came just after CSK squad was successful in chasing the target of 179 runs without losing any wickets with 14 balls still in hand. This stupendous stint of CSK moved it on sixth spot in the IPL 2020 Points table by scoring four points from five matches. Shane Watson & FAF du Plessis remained unbeaten on 83 & 87 runs for CSK.
“What Fleming and MS Dhoni do, it is incredible. They trust the players, they trust the quality and caliber of their players. They know if they keep the faith, the things will certainly change,” Watson told FAF du Plessis in a video uploaded on iplt20.com.
“It was nice to spend some time with my good mate FAF in the middle. It is amazing how a little change in mindset can make a big difference in getting things moving. It was nice to get some winning momentum. The faith that CSK continues to show in their players goes a long way. I love batting with FAF, I do believe that we complement each other really well,” he added.
Just like Watson, Du Plessis was also of the same opinion & praised Coach Fleming & Dhoni for their consistent support to the players.
“Credit to Dhoni and Fleming, it’s obviously the CSK way, they stick with players a bit longer than other teams might,” said Du Plessis at the post-match presentation.
Before KXIP match, Watson was facing problems in scoring a decent score & staying glued to the field. Prior to this game, Watson could score just 52 runs altogether in 4 matches being played. Whereas for KXIP, Captain KL Rahul scored 63 runs from 52 balls which was highest for his team helping KXIP reach 178/4. CSK will face KKR in their next face-off which is scheduled on October 7, 2020.