New Delhi: The defeat of Chennai Super Kings has raised questions on captain Mahendra Singh Dhoni. Dhoni batted against his batting ability yesterday and also became the reason for the team’s defeat. In the match against Delhi Capitals, Mahendra Singh Dhoni batted like a tortoise, scoring only 18 runs in 27 balls. He hit no fours, no sixes in this innings and was dismissed by wicketkeeper Rishabh Pant off Avesh Khan’s ball. A lot of questions are being raised on this batting of his.
Defended the batting like this
After the match, Dhoni clarified on the batting saying, ‘Batting on this pitch was not easy. The pitch was too slow to bat, we wanted to get close to 150. Had our score been 150, the match would have been fun. Due to the slow pitch, we could not reach the score as expected. Dhoni said, ‘Delhi Capitals batsmen also had problems in batting.’
Delhi Capitals had won the toss first and decided to bowl and invited Chennai Super Kings to bat. Batting first, Chennai Super Kings scored 136 for 5 thanks to Ambati Rayudu’s unbeaten half-century and set Delhi a target of 137 runs. Delhi Capitals won the match by scoring 139 runs in 19.4 overs for the loss of 7 wickets and came to number-1 in the points table.
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