IPL 2020, CSK vs SRH: MS Dhoni says he was not able to get the ball on time and tried “too much”
Despite his side falling short and being at the crease again, MS Dhoni said he was hitting the ball too hard in an IPL match on Friday to give the ball a better option against Sunrisers Hyderabad. Chasing 165 for the win, CSK lost by seven runs with captain Dhoni remaining unbeaten on 47 off 36 balls. He went too late after the bowlers.
He said, “I couldn’t score too many runs. I wanted to hit it very hard. When the wicket is a bit slow, it gets better in time. Looking at the outfield, it subconsciously hits the ball. We were coming. Tough, ”Dhoni said after his third defeat in four matches.
When asked about his struggle in the end due to the steam being lost in the heat of endurance, Dhoni said, “I tried to take as much time as possible. It is quite dry here. So, the throat gets dry and You start. Cough. When you have legal signs, you can take some time off. “
Dhoni made three changes in his playing XI but could not arrest the slide. He admitted that he needed to find a solution.
“Once after a long time we lost three in a row. We need to get a lot of things right. It’s professionalism. We need to take our catches not to put a no-ball. They are controllers and Maybe we are happening too. Relax, “he said.
He said, ‘We have relaxed a bit at times. After the 16th over we had two good overs but overall we could be a little better.
“Nobody wants to drop catches, but at this stage, we have to draw a line and say these catches, especially when the team does not need to perform well,” he said when asked by SRH. Abhishek Sharma was batting.
“Catch these can hinder your knock out stage game. It’s very important to be your best. There are a lot of positives in this game but we’ll try to make a strong comeback.”
SRH captain David Warner asked 18-year-old Abdul Samad to bowl the final ball on CSK’s score of 28. The Australian defended his decision.
He said, “I supported him (Samad). I had no choice. We tried to hit the game in five balls with Khalil in the 19th over. He could have given it to Abhishek, but Samad did his height.” And the way he bowled tonight. He bowled the last ball, “Warner said.
He also praised Priyam Garg and Abhishek Sharma for their excellent batting under pressure.
“This is my message to the youth that they go out and make some runs. These people assessed the conditions and played well, so really proud of them.”
SRH’s next match will be against Mumbai Indians, while CSK will face Kings XI Punjab on 4 October.