Chennai Super Kings’ batting methods raised a number of questions through the match against Rajasthan Royals within the fourth match of the Indian Premier League. Chasing the goal of 217, CSK despatched Sam Curran at quantity 4 within the order, and captain MS Dhoni arrived at quantity seven.
When Dhoni arrived, CSK wanted 103 runs to win from 38 deliveries, that means that the batsman had no time to decide on the crease. However, Dhoni solely went for the hits within the remaining over of the innings when the match was already misplaced, earlier counting on Faf du Plessis to tackle the bowlers.
Former Indian batsman Gautam Gambhir, who has performed for MS Dhoni for a big a part of his profession, lashed out at the CSK skipper for coming considerably late within the innings.
“MS Dhoni batting at No. 7? And sending Gaikwad before him, Sam Curran before him. Makes no sense to me,” Gambhir stated, as quoted by ESPNCricinfo.
“In fact, you should be leading from the front. And this is not what you call leading from the front. Batting at number seven when you’re chasing what 217? The game was over. Faf was probably the lone warrior.”
Talking about Dhoni’s three successive sixes within the remaining over of the match, Gambhir stated that it was of “no use,” additional including that some other captain would’ve been criticised for coming at quantity seven in such a chase.
“Yes, you can talk about MS Dhoni’s last over when he hit three sixes, but it was of no use, to be honest. It was just all personal runs. See, if someone else would have done this, some other captain had batted number seven, he would have got a lot of flak,” stated Gambhir.
“It is MS Dhoni probably why people don’t talk about it. When you don’t have Suresh Raina, you’re making people believe that Sam Curran is better than you. You’re making people believe that Ruturaj Gaikwad, Curran, Kedar Jadhav, Faf du Plessis, M Vijay, all these guys, are better than you.”