Kathakram Sports News CSK vs MI, Indian Premier League 2022 – “Bit Of Application…”: MS Dhoni Underlines Reasons For CSK’s Batting Nightmare Against Mumbai Indians

CSK vs MI, Indian Premier League 2022 – “Bit Of Application…”: MS Dhoni Underlines Reasons For CSK’s Batting Nightmare Against Mumbai Indians

IPL 2022: MS Dhoni underlined the reasons why CSK fell behind this season.© BCCI/IPL

The MS Dhoni-led Chennai Super Kings (CSK) were eliminated from the 2022 Indian Premier League (IPL) play-offs after losing to Mumbai Indians on Thursday. The Rohit Sharma-led MI first defeated the defending champions for just 97 – CSK’s second lowest IPL total ever. Then MI chased the target in 14.5 overs. That put an end to CSK’s hopes of qualifying for the playoffs. With the exception of Dhoni, who was not out on 36, none of the other CSK batters showed any application. Apart from Dhoni, none of them got past the score of 12.

After the loss, Dhoni underlined the reasons why they fell behind.

“What was important is that when you’re fighting under that kind of pressure, it’s the first few deliveries that are important. So I asked them to be themselves. ‘If you want to get the first few deliveries, go for it.’ So it was a chance of survival,” Dhoni said after the loss.

“Once they get past those first few deliveries, they can be themselves. Always the first few deliveries that are crucial. It didn’t pay off. An inquiry was needed on our part. You have to take the pressure sometimes. Even if it’s the shortest format, you still have surpluses. So a few batters got good deliveries. You can’t help it, but otherwise you really learn a lot. Hopefully they learn with every game.”

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With their eighth loss in 12 games, CSK can no longer count on a place in the play-offs. They remained in ninth place with eight points.

Long gone from a playoffs, MI remained rooted in 10th and bottom place with three wins from 12 games.

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