Dhoni discloses why he ignored Chahar’s DRS request against Shahrukh Khan
Chennai Super Kings captain MS Dhoni, while speaking to the broadcaster at the post-match presentation had opened up why he turned down Deepak Chahar’s DRS suggestion during their match against Punjab Kings.
MS Dhoni was of the opinion that the leg before wicket appeal against Punjab’s new recruit Shahrukh Khan was not ‘on’ since the ball pitched a tad high above the stumps. Chahar was convinced that the wicket was hitting the stumps but Dhoni was not interested in the first place.
“I thought the LBW shout was high. So told him no we are not reviewing. I have always felt DRS is there to take the howlers away and not just to take a chance. You only take a chance if it’s the last over of the game or it’s someone very important,” said CSK captain at the post-match presentation.
Meanwhile, Deepak Chahar had a dream spell as he bagged four wickets to his name. He finished with impressive bowling figures of 4/13 from his four overs at a superb economy rate of 3.25 including a maiden over under his belt.
During his spell of four overs, he dismissed the likes of Mayank Agarwal, Chris Gayle, Deepak Hooda, and, Nicholas Pooran. He singgle-handedly dismantled Punjab Kings’ top and middle-order and helped CSK restrict PBKS to 106/8 from their 20 overs.
Only Shahrukh Khan punched a 36-ball 47 at a strike rate of 130.56. He smashed four boundaries and a couple of maximums to his name. In reply, CSK chased down the paltry target in 15.4 overs and won the game by 6 wickets.
Moeen Ali was at his fluent best against PBKS as he scored 46 off 31 balls including 7 boundaries and a six. Chahar was named the man of the match for his exceptional bowling performance.
“I think Mayank’s wicket I enjoyed the most – a dream ball for a bowler to swing and hit top of off stump. You want to pitch it close to the middle and then move to hit the top of off. First over, when the catch went to Ruturaj, it was a quick one, only Jaddu could’ve taken that so I was like he should’ve been there.
He’s one of the best in the world, has taken so many catches off my bowling. I want 11 Jaddus on the field. I am always the one who starts the tone for the match. If I take a wicket or bowl a maiden over then obviously we can take the momentum.
It’s a big responsibility I’ve been having since the last four years and Mahi bhai has shown faith in me. Hopefully I can deliver in some more matches. As a bowler my plan is to bowl dots if I don’t take wickets. The bowlers from the other end will also be able to take wickets,” Chahar said at the post-match presentation.