IPL 2021: Gamers have taken extra accountability this yr, says CSK skipper MS Dhoni after win over SRH
New Delhi: Chennai Tremendous Kings’ pathetic run final season was the results of an extended quarantine, change in venue and lack of aggressive cricket in build-up however this yr the gamers have taken extra accountability whereas performing their roles, skipper MS Dhoni stated on Wednesday.
CSK regained the highest spot with a convincing seven-wicket win over Sunrisers Hyderabad, making brief work of a difficult 172-run goal.
CSK ended on the backside within the UAE version however this season, they’re on a roll, having received 5 of the six matches performed.
Requested about staff’s spectacular efficiency proper from the start, Dhoni listed out various causes.
“Everytime you begin the match, you might or might not face points in taking part in XI. The sooner you compromise the higher. One other issue was for five-six months, we had been out of cricket. Nothing was allowed. That additionally makes it tough. Change of quarantine, was barely longer. Lot of things,” stated Dhoni.
“General, if I’ve to sum it up, the gamers have taken extra accountability this yr.”
Dhoni additionally emphasised on maintaining the dressing room a cheerful place and made a particular point out for gamers who haven’t but acquired a sport.
“You can be going through opposed issues however in the end it boils all the way down to how every particular person rises to the event and offers the additional 10 p.c for the staff. Final eight-10 years, we have not modified lot of gamers so that they know our method,” he stated.
“Additionally, we respect the gamers not taking part in quite a bit. Solely method you’ll be able to put it ahead is having these good interactions. Simply attempt to have the mind set the place if you happen to get the chance you may be prepared.
“Protecting the dressing room ambiance wholesome is essential. It is not a straightforward factor. If you’re on the high degree, you wish to play. Have to provide further credit score to the gamers who’ve not performed thus far,” he defined.
SRH skipper David Warner stated he would take “full accountability for the best way I batted”.
“I batted sluggish and hit the fielders. The best way Manish batted was distinctive. Kane and Kedar acquired us to a good whole, however on the finish of the day, I take full accountability,” stated Warner who took 55 balls for his 57-run knock .
“Most likely 15 good photographs to fielders and they’re those that make or break the innings. On the finish of the day, I took too many balls,” he stated feeling sorry for himself and the staff.
Warner credited CSK openers— Ruturaj Gaikwad (75) and Faf du Plesiss (56) for making it a one-sided contest.
“We fought effectively to the tip, however the two [CSK] openers batted effectively. I am not too certain. Felt like you may squeeze a bit after these wickets however they had been at all times forward within the sport,” he stated.
Requested about Kane Williamson’s batting order, the Australian stated, “He was going to bat at 4 and on the finish of the day, we soaked up too many balls.”
“On the finish of the day, he bats at 4 and that is his job. I feel we now have a day sport right here as effectively. 170 is par throughout the night time, however we should be constructive. We’re a bunch of fighters. The blokes might be harm by this however we might be up and about.”
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