The Chennai Super Kings (CSK) could only produce a score of 136/5 versus the Delhi Capitals (DC) on 05th October 2021, as the opponents attacked the mark with three wickets in hand. And now, CSK skipper MS Dhoni has spoken out about his team losing to the Rishabh Pant-led side.
Dhoni stated that the ‘Men in Yellow’ were aiming for a score of around 150 runs. The 40-year-old also stated that the stage was set for the Chennai team to post a respectable score, however, the CSK batsmen were unable to advance.
“We were looking to get closer to 150. After we lost a few wickets, around the 15-16th over mark the platform was nice. We failed to accelerate,” said Dhoni after the match.
MS Dhoni also stated that the surface was difficult to bat on and that a score of 150 could be a decent total. Dhoni said that the surface looked two-paced and that batsmen would be unable to execute their strokes on such a condition.
That’s what the Delhi batters also faced: MS Dhoni
“I thought it was a tough pitch. Anything close to 150 would’ve been a good score. It’s a two-paced wicket. It’s not like it slowed down drastically. Can’t just play your shots. That’s what the Delhi batters also faced,” said Dhoni.
The CSK captain is also pleased with his team’s effort in giving the Delhi Capitals a solid fight. Dhoni ended by saying that since the CSK bowlers are delivering to good players, they would go for runs, noting that one expensive over in the powerplay turned more costly.
“The taller bowlers were getting movement. It was a very good effort to make a game out of it. Was important not to give too many in the first six. Was one expensive over in the first six, but when quality players are batting it can happen,” concluded MS Dhoni.