Cricketer-turned-commentator Aakash Chopra, who is kind of vocal on social media, believes MS Dhoni-led Chennai Super Kings are no longer ‘Super Kings’ after their latest drubbing against Mumbai Indians. Delivering a lackadaisical batting efficiency at Sharjah, CSK batting unit managed to put up a meagre 114-run complete on Friday.
In response, the Mumbai aspect, led by the younger opening duo of Ishan Kishan and Quinton de Kock, guided them previous the ending line with 46 deliveries to spare. Following CSK’s poor present with the bat, followers had been essential of the crew’s intent.
The three-time champions suffered a batting collapse after dropping seven wickets on simply 43. However, Sam Curran’s very important half-century helped them put up a good complete on the board.
In the tip, CSK endured a 10-wicket defeat whereas delivering one in all their worst performances within the IPL historical past. Following Chennai’s torrid present, Chopra slammed the batting unit of Dhoni’s brigade.
“Chennai are no longer Super Kings. Mumbai Indians have decimated CSK and reached the top of the table. CSK are still at the bottom of the table and almost out of the tournament. When CSK came to bat, they gave chances to youngsters.
I am not going to blame the youngsters as they have not played too many matches. Ruturaj Gaikwad got out in the first over, Ambati Rayudu was dismissed with a bouncer by Bumrah and Jagadeesan got out off the next ball. After that Faf also got out to make it 3/4,” mentioned Chopra on his YouTube channel.
“After that Jadeja and Dhoni were together and those two dismissals changed everything for me, as far as I am concerned. Not that they would have made a huge score or not, that’s different. The way Jaddu got out off Boult’s bowling trying to hit a big shot and they lost 5 wickets in the powerplay and then Dhoni got out after hitting a six, very unlike CSK,” he added.
Hoping so as to add a number of victories below their belt and enhance their below-par profitable document of this season, CSK are slated to face Virat Kohli-led Royal Challengers Bangalore on Sunday.
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