What decision did MS Dhoni take? (PC-IPL/BCCI)
New Delhi, In the 55th match of Indian Premier League 2023, Chennai Super Kings captain MS Dhoni won the toss against Delhi Capitals. After winning the coin bet, Dhoni took such a decision which surprised everyone. Actually Dhoni chose to bat first against Delhi. Everyone was surprised to hear about batting first on the pitch of Chennai’s M Chinnaswamy Stadium because the 22-yard strip here helps the batsman later.
Let us tell you that in the last three matches in Chennai, only the team chasing the target has won. On 21 April, Chennai Super Kings defeated Sunrisers Hyderabad by 7 wickets while chasing the target at Chepauk. After this, on 30 April, Punjab Kings defeated Chennai Super Kings by 4 wickets. In the last match on 6 May, Chennai won against Mumbai Indians by 6 wickets.
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Dhoni played ‘gambling’ in Chennai
Now the question is, why did Dhoni choose to bat first on a pitch in Chennai where the team batting last has won three consecutive matches? Dhoni himself also told the reason for this. Dhoni said that some matches have been played on this Chennai pitch and he feels that the ball can stop here while batting later. Let us tell you that Dhoni was not sure whether the ball would stop in the second innings or not.
Lest Chennai be harmed
Now the captain has chosen to bat first, but the side-effect of this decision should not be on Chennai Super Kings. Please tell that the Chennai team is currently at number two in the points table. But let us tell you that this team has 13 points. If Chennai loses two of its remaining three matches, then only 15 points will be left and then it may have to face heavy losses. Now it remains to be seen whether the decision taken by Dhoni after winning the toss against Delhi proves to be correct or not.