MS Dhoni reveals the name of the player who has been fantastic for CSK this season
Chennai Super Kings might be officially ruled out of this season’s playoffs at the United Arab Emirates but they are putting on a great show on the field in the form of wins. With the recent victory against Kolkata Knight Riders, Chennai Super Kings registered back-to-back wins. Earlier, they defeated Royal Challengers Bangalore.
Currently, they are placed at the bottom of the points table with 5 wins and eight defeats. With one more game to go, they will look to end the campaign on a positive note. They will lock horns with Kings XI Punjab in the next game which is scheduled to be played at Dubai International Stadium in Dubai on first of November, Sunday.
Talking about the recently-concluded match, Chennai Super Kings beat Kolkata Knight Riders by 6 wickets with zero balls left. Ravindra Jadeja hit the winning runs for the team in the last ball as CSK wrapped up a complete victory over Eoin Morgan-led Kolkata Knight Riders. KKR posted 172 for the loss of 5 wickets. Nitish Rana was the top batsman for KKR as he scored 87 off 61 with the help of 10 fours and 4 sixes.
In reply, CSK opener Ruturaj Gaikwad ended up as the highest run-scorer for the team as he scored 72 off 53 including six fours and two sixes. Ambati Rayudu played a decent cameo with the bat as he scored 38 off 20. In the end, it was Ravindra Jadeja who played really well to take CSK home. He scored 31 off just 11 balls with the help of 2 fours and 3 sixes.
MS Dhoni heaps praise on Ravindra Jadeja
“I think it was one game in which the climax went in our favour. Lot of credit to the guys. This season he (Jadeja) has been fantastic. He has been the only one in our team who has scored in the death overs. He needed somebody else and that would have been good for us. We want to give games to people who haven’t played. Ruturaj has shown the talent that he is. He came in and got positive with Covid. We didn’t have much time to have a look at him.
He is one of the talented youngsters going around. He is not someone who speaks a lot. Once you go inside, you are the only one handling the pressure. When we made him play the first game, he stepped out and got out. But one ball is never enough. I think it is very exciting how he has grabbed his chances. It is very important to be relevant in the tournament. It was very important for us to give it our best. We are not in a position to qualify for the next stage but we have had a glimpse of people who can play for us in the coming seasons,” MS Dhoni said at the post-match presentation.
“I was hitting the ball well in the nets and kept thinking about that and I managed to do that in the match. We (me and Curran) were talking about going after the bowlers, and in the last 12 balls you don’t think much. Just see the ball and hit the ball. I was looking to not loose my shape, and I knew if they bowled in my arc, I could hit a six. Winning every game always means a lot to us,” Ravindra Jadeja said after the match.