Experience Of 300 ODIs pays off in these situations: MS Dhoni

By: PTI | Abu Dhabi |

September 20, 2020 1:07:23 am

MS Dhoni and Rohit Sharma on the toss (Twitter/IPLT20)

Chennai Super Kings skipper Mahendra Singh Dhoni feels that his staff’s large “experience” has paid off in the course of the five-wicket victory over defending champions Mumbai Indians in the IPL opener on Saturday.

Ambati Rayudu and Faf Du Plessis arrange the win with a 115-run stand for the third wicket, whereas Piyush Chawla was distinctive with the ball aided by likes of Sam Curran, Deepak Chahar and Lungi Ngidi.

“The experience pays off, everyone talks about it. You get it only after you play a lot of games. 300 ODIs is a dream for anybody to play and when you put an XI on the field, you need a good mix of youngsters and experienced players,” Dhoni mentioned on the submit match presentation ceremony.

“You need the experienced players to guide the youngsters on and off the field. The young players get 60-70 days with the seniors in the IPL.”

Dhoni additionally spoke about what all of the staff learnt from the primary recreation itself.

“We could apply sufficient however whenever you go on the sphere it’s essential assess the circumstances and provides it your finest. It took us time for the bowlers to seek out the suitable size on this pitch. Plenty of positives however nonetheless loads of areas for us to enhance.

“In the second half there is a bit of movement till the dew sets in. If you don’t lose wickets early, you have the upper hand. These are the learnings. Rayudu had a wonderful partnership with Faf. Most of us are retired so luckily no injuries as well.”

None of our batsmen carried on: Rohit

MI skipper Rohit Sharma was upset that none of his batsmen might stick with it the preliminary momentum that they gained.

“None of our batsmen carried on for us, like du Plessis and Rayudu did for CSK. I think we were 85 in the first 10 overs. Credit to the CSK bowlers, they bowled well at the end to pull back things. Something for us to learn,” Rohit mentioned in the post-match presentation.

“Still early days. We all want to start really well, it’s crucial in this tournament where momentum is important. Few things for us to learn from this game, we did make few mistakes. Hopefully we’ll rectify those and come out smarter in the next game.”

Rohit mentioned his staff have to adapt to the circumstances higher.

“We need to adapt to the pitches, it got better with the dew coming. You need to hit the gaps and focus on that part of the game. The opposition can tie you down, it’s all about understanding what we need to do,” he mentioned.

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