The Indian Premier League 2023 campaign started in Dimakh. In this match played on Friday (March 31), Gujarat Titans won by 5 wickets. However, the Chennai Super Kings team faced defeat. In this match, MS Dhoni had two all-rounders whom he could use to bowl. However, he did not get bowling from Moeen Ali and Shivam Dubey. After Chennai’s defeat, former legend Virender Sehwag was shocked by MS Dhoni’s decision.
What did Sehwag say?
While talking to a website, Virender Sehwag seemed disappointed with the use of Tushar Deshpande. Tusshar was replaced by Ambati Rayudu as an impact player in the team. According to Sehwag, the fast bowlers were spending too many runs, while MS Dhoni should have bowled Moil Ali during the match.
Sehwag said, “If Dhoni had brought in Moeen Ali somewhere in between to bowl an over, he wouldn’t have had to go to the expensive Tushar Deshpande. You don’t expect MS Dhoni to make such mistakes all the time. But when a right-hander is in front, you can take the risk and then the reward by using a spinner.”
Speaking further, Sehwag said, “When he gave the new ball to impact substitute Tushar Deshpande, I was shocked. In domestic cricket, he always bowls in the later stages of the game. I thought maybe he can give the new ball to Rajvardhan Hungergekar.”
Tushar Deshpande bowled 4 overs and spent 51 runs only taking the wicket of Shubman Gill. On the other hand, Moeen Ali didn’t let a single ball drop. Interestingly, Hungergekar bowled 4 overs and took 3 wickets for 36 runs in his debut match. (legend virender sehwag on not using moeen ali as bowler said you cant expect this from ms dhoni ipl 2023)