It all began with star batsman Suresh Raina pulling ouf of the event on the eleventh hour, citing private causes.
There was an outbreak of the novel coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic within the CSK camp with a few gamers and help employees being among the many casualties.
The three-time champions began the event with a win over holders Mumbai Indians on September 19 although.
But since then they’ve obtained many units backs. In Raina’s absence Ambati Rayudu was anticipated to shore the center order, however he bought injured.
Though the Hyderabad batsman got here again into the taking part in XI in opposition to Sunrisers Hyderabad, he couldn’t do a lot as CSK suffered a seven-run loss.
It was for the primary time since 2014 that CSK has misplaced three video games in IPL.
Chasing 164, Ravindra Jadeja (50 from 35) struck a primary IPL half-century and skipper MS Dhoni completed 47 not out, however the Super Kings stay on one victory in a poor begin to the event.
Dhoni and star all-rounder Jadeja reached milestones with the bat, however that may be no comfort for the skilled duo.
Dhoni moved to the 4,500-run mark within the IPL and Jadeja has 2,000 underneath his belt, but their knocks weren’t sufficient to choose up a lot wanted factors.
The crew which has very often been funnily known as “Dad’s Army” as a result of ageing stars, has additionally turn into the favourites for trollers on Twitter.
Dhoni himself has drawn numerous flak for his incapacity to complete off the matches, which was his principal power previously.
The method the Indian legend is struggling to center the ball was a grim reminder of the truth.
The 39-year-old took the blame on himself although, “I was not able to middle a lot of deliveries, maybe trying to hit the ball too hard. Looking at the outfield, it was subconscious,” stated Dhoni within the post-match presentation.
With the weekend double headers having began, CSK do not need a lot time to recoup as they’re set to tackle Kings XI Punjab on Monday at Dubai.
Unless Dhoni and Co provide you with some quick-fix measures rapidly, the street forward for the as soon as mighty CSK seems very tough.
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