It has already been 7 games in the IPL. It’s just the beginning and the games have already been barnburners. For CSK fans out there the very first game was just a delight to the eyes, we couldn’t have asked for more.
However, everyone’s shocked by MSD’s decisions in the last couple of matches. Let’s look at what other cricketers have to say about this and also Dhoni himself.
Experts On Dhoni’s Decision
It has come to everyone’s surprise that Mahi didn’t come out up with the order to make his team cross the line. Many ex-players and CSK fans have been questioning this decision of Mahi coming out at number 7.
Former Indian batsman Gautam Gambhir who also has played most of his IPL matches in his entire career with KKR talked about this. He said that his team had a very big score to chase and the first few wickets fell too fast.
The team needed him to come up with the order and finish it with them as Faf du Plessis was the only one who was standing there till the end before he was dismissed.
Virendra Sehwag said that, as he came down the order his team required more than 30 runs in the last over. Mahi hitting those three sixes didn’t add much to the game as they could’ve won it easily if he were to come out instead of Kedar Jadhav.
Kevin Pieterson said that in IPL things change and work very quickly. One could go on losing five games and won’t even realize until they start questioning their position in the finals.
What Does MSD Have To Say?
Our ‘captain cool’ as usual, was calm about everything that happened. He said that he hasn’t played cricket since like forever and the quarantine doesn’t help at all. He said that he’s trying out variations.
Mahi said that he wants to give an opportunity to the youth like Sam Curran. He went on to say that bringing variations doesn’t harm, if it doesn’t work well, they can always go back to how it was before.
Well as KP said, things change really quickly in a game like IPL. We can not draw conclusions as of now. There’s a long way to go. Nonetheless, CSK fans are always going to be cheering for their team and Mahi is an experienced person. We will have to just wait and watch. Get notified for more updates!