Big information from CSK coach about Dhoni’s fitness, skipper is struggling to run
MS Dhoni-led Chennai Super Kings qualified for the playoffs on Saturday (May 20). CSK and Kolkata Knight Riders match at Arun Jaitley Stadium in Delhi. CSK won the match by 77 runs and sealed their ticket to the playoffs. During this match, CSK’s batting coach Mike Hussey gave important information about Dhoni’s fitness. Hussey informed that Dhoni is not able to run properly due to injury.
In the match against Delhi Capitals, MS Dhoni won the toss and elected to bat first. This decision taken by Dhoni was rightly judged by the CSK batsmen. CSK scored 223 for 3 in 20 overs thanks to a storming innings by Devon Conway and Rituraj Gaikwad. Conway scored 87 off 52 balls, while Rituraj scored 79 off 50 balls. After Rituraj Gaikwad, Shivam Dubey lost his wicket with 22 runs. Dhoni came in to bat at number four after CSK suffered another blow in the form of Dubey. He scored 5* in 4 balls for the team. Dhoni has been struggling with injuries since the last few matches. Dhoni’s fitness was also watched by fans in this match.
After CSK’s innings, Michael Hussey was talking to the media. This time, he opined on Dhoni’s fitness and knee injury. Hussey said, “MS Dhoni’s knee is not 100 per cent right now. He is recovering well. He is coming to bat only in the last 2-3 overs. Dhoni can’t even run like before. However, he is doing everything right. Dhoni is hitting the ball well with the bat.”
Considering the overall match, Delhi batsmen failed to reach the target of 224 runs for victory. Delhi Capitals scored 146 for 9 in 20 overs and lost by 77 runs. In the bowling department, Deepak Chahar took the most wickets for CSK with 3, Mathisha Pathirana 2 and Mahisha Thikshana 2. Tushar Deshpande and Ravindra Jadeja took one wicket each. (Big information from CSK coach on Dhoni’s fitness, CSK skipper is struggling to run)
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