Sakshi Dhoni has posted an emotional poem in her Instagram handle as Chennai Super Kings have failed to qualify for the playoffs for the first time in the Indian Premier League (IPL 2020). Sakshi Dhoni has always been in the stands for Chennai Super Kings throughout all these years. Her attachment with the franchise has been quite understandable. The fans of Chennai Super Kings will certainly feel better after seeing this poem.
Chennai Super Kings have beaten Royal Challengers Bangalore in the first match on Sunday at Dubai International Stadium in Dubai. However, Rajasthan Royals have become victorious against Mumbai Indians. With the win of Rajasthan Royals, Chennai Super Kings’ hope of qualifying into the playoffs have officially been ended.
What Was The Reason For MS Dhoni And The Chennai Super Kings’s Failure
Chennai Super Kings have been one of the most successful franchises of Indian Premier League. However, Chennai Super Kings have not been at their best in this season. There are several reasons for their failure in this season. The team of Chennai Super Kings always play well in their home matches. The pitch of Chennai suits the team well. The spinners usually play an important role in the game. However, in the United Arab Emirates, the ball has not turned as much as expected. The tracks are not quite the same as of India. So, the players have failed to replicate their performance on a new surface.
The lockdown has also affected the gameplay of Chennai Super Kings a lot. Most of the players of Chennai Super Kings are aged above 35. They have not been in touch with cricket in the last few months and that’s why they have failed to accustom with the match situation. In the first few matches, the batsmen of Chennai Super Kings have failed to go with the flow. They have struggled to keep the asking rate in control. The lower middle-order batsmen have been under huge pressure after the slow start by the top-order batsmen. The spinners have not been able to take wickets in the middle overs. So, enough pressure has not been created on the opposite side. All these factors have gone against Chennai Super Kings this season.
The Story Of The Tournament For CSK
The captain of Chennai Super Kings, Mahendra Singh Dhoni has told in the post-match presentation that the youngsters have failed to show enough sparks. That’s why the management has backed the senior players. However, they have given chances to the youngsters in the last two matches. In the match against Royal Challengers Bangalore, Ruturaj Gaikwad has played brilliant innings which have secured the victory of Chennai Super Kings.
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Ruturaj Gaikwad and Narayan Jagadeesan are the future of this franchise. So, the management will certainly give them the chance in the starting lineup in the last two games of the tournament. Chennai Super Kings will play their remaining two matches against Kolkata Knight Riders and Kings XI Punjab. Both teams are in the contention to go to the playoffs in this season. Chennai Super Kings will be eyeing to win both matches and they will hope to finish the season strongly.