‘Sometimes You Don’t Want To Take Early Wickets’ – MS Dhoni on Andre Russell’s Threat in IPL

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Chennai Super Kings are currently bossing the IPL 14th edition. They defeated Punjab Kings by 6 wickets and with 26 balls to spare earlier and then defeated Rajasthan Royals by 45 runs. On Wednesday, the Dhoni-led side would have wrapped the match much earlier against Kolkata Knight Riders but we witnessed the surprising knock of Pat Cummins. Despite needing 75 runs in 5 overs, KKR took the game close and lost by 18 runs.

IPL 2021: KKR fought till the end

Referring to the counterattack from Kolkata Knight Riders (KKR) Andre Russell and Pat Cummins, MS Dhoni stated that at times taking early wickets don’t help. The Chennai Super Kings (CSK) skipper believes that big hitters like Russell will play only one way in dire situations, which may make the opposition helpless.
KKR lost 5 wickets within the powerplay with after scoring just 31 runs, the Yellow Army appeared favourites to win. Nevertheless, Andre Russell, Dinesh Karthik and Pat Cummins were in no mood to give up and got here out firing on all cylinders. It was raining fours and sixes by this trio and they practically introduced KKR back into the game. Amongst them, Cummins stayed unbeaten, however couldn’t take his crew on the winning side.

MS Dhoni Acknowledges The Menace Russell Possessed And How Massive He Can Hit Throughout The Innings

Dhoni stated that letting the massive hitters in early could not work out nicely for bowling items. “Fairly straightforward in a recreation like this. From the sixteenth over onwards, the competition was between the quick bowler and the batsman. You’ll be able to do an excessive amount of. Can’t put a unique area. It’s about you vs me. The facet that has gained is a facet that has executed barely higher,” Dhoni stated after the game.
“You don’t wish to take too many early wickets. Massive hitters coming in, 200 runs, there’s just one approach they’ll play. There’s not a lot you can do. The one choice was Jadeja. It was turning, it was a bit dry. If 20 overs had been accomplished, it might have been extra nearer,” he acknowledged.
“Have seen sufficient in cricket, I at all times prefer to be humble. There’s no good motive you probably have scored; the opposition can’t rating. My strains to the gamers have been that now we have bought good runs on the board however let’s be humble,” Dhoni added.
KKR looks in big trouble as they only won 1 match out of 4 in this edition. They have matches against Rajasthan Royals and Punjab Kings next up, there’s a great chance for KKR to be back into contentions of the top 4 if they defeat both out of form team.

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