MS Dhoni were elated after the Chennai Super Kings (CSK) first win of the campaign, when they beat the Punjab Kings (PBKS) in Game 8 of the current Indian Premier League (IPL) 2021 season, at the Wankhede stadium on Friday. It was also the 200th game of the 2011 World Cup winner for Chennai and a victory was the perfect gift for the skipper CSK. When asked what he thought about playing 200 games for CSK, Dhoni smiled and replied: “It makes me feel very old.”
The former Indian captain went on to say that his trip to Chennai had taken him to different conditions and countries. He also revealed that he was never satisfied with the Chennai wicket during his ongoing career at CSK.
“I think 2011 was the last time we were happy with the Chennai wicket. After that, despite the best efforts of the gardeners, we weren’t happy with the wicket,” Dhoni said at the post ceremony. match.
Praising the pitch at Wankhede Stadium, Dhoni said: “We have a good pitch here. There is movement out of the seam, bouncing and running. The ball doesn’t swing much. So when there is no dew, it flows for a prolonged period. “
Deepak Chahar was Chennai’s star performer in their victory over Punjab. The India international took four wickets in four overs, limiting PBKS to just 106 for eight of 20 overs.
Chahar fired Mayank Agarwal, Chris Gayle, Deepak Hooda and Nicholas Pooran. Praising Chahar, Dhoni said, “He’s developed as a death over bowler too. If I’m looking to attack and there’s movement, I try to beat him, because he gets more ground. . “
“As a bowling unit we have more resources. I was looking to attack so I ended up with his four overs and that helps get in shape. To play four consecutive overs you have to be in shape,” he added.
Justifying Moeen Ali’s promotion to number three in the batting order, Dhoni said the all-rounder was a good ball timekeeper. “We wanted Moeen to beat high because we wanted to make the best use of the resources we have. He’s a very good timekeeper on the ball, plays authentic shots,” said Dhoni.
The England international slammed a winning shot of 46 points in 31 balls for CSK.
After the victory, Chennai found himself second in the league standings after two games. The Royal Challengers Bangalore (RCB) are the only undefeated team after two matches apiece and are at the top of the table.
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