IPL 202: MS Dhoni again did ‘unhoni ko honi’, questions raised in Chennai, answered in 4 hours

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New Delhi: It is not said that ms dhoni They make untoward things happen in the cricket field. Many examples of this have been found in the last two decades. Sometimes with batting and sometimes with captaincy. His decisions are shocking at times but mostly they prove to be right. There was a similar occasion against Delhi Capitals in IPL 2023 where his decision played an important role in helping Chennai Super Kings win.

Dhoni won the toss in Chepauk on Wednesday evening and as has been the case, Dhoni or any other captain usually decides to bowl first in Chepauk. It seemed that the same would happen this time too, but Dhoni surprised everyone by choosing to bat first.

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Why Dhoni’s decision surprised?

Chennai’s pitch has always been helpful to the spinners, but by the time of the second innings, its effect is often learned and in such a situation, bowling is not easy for the spinners in the second innings. This is the reason that there has been a tradition of choosing bowling first. In such a situation, Dhoni’s decision was surprising.

But there is hardly any better captain than Dhoni in reading the pitch, conditions and opponents. The reason given by Dhoni behind his decision proved to be correct. At the time of the toss, the Chennai captain had said that 2-3 matches had already been played on this pitch. In such a situation, batting in the second innings in this match would have been more difficult as the pitch would have been slower than before.

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Dhoni’s talk got corrected in 4 hours

This is what was seen in the next 4 hours. According to Chepauk’s reputation, the spinners got good help in the first innings itself and its effect was reflected in Chennai’s score. Akshar Patel, Kuldeep Yadav and Lalit Yadav put a check on the runs. If Dhoni and Ravindra Jadeja did not score fast runs in the last overs, it would have been difficult for CSK to reach 167.

After this, what Dhoni said proved to be true. Deepak Chahar’s ball stopped in the first over itself and David Warner was dismissed. Similarly, Chahar also implicated power hitter Phil Salt. Although Mitchell Marsh could have changed the match but he was run out. After this, Ravindra Jadeja and Moin Ali tightened their grip on Manish Pandey Air Riley Rousseau, from where the way back to Delhi was closed.

Both gave only 35 runs in 8 overs and took one wicket. He also got good support from Tushar Deshpande, whose 3 overs yielded only 18 runs. Due to the slow pitch, Delhi batsmen tried to collect boundaries using power but failed and Chennai won by 27 runs.

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