IPL 2021 table toppers Chennai Super Kings registered their 5th consecutive win in the second phase of IPL 2021 last night against Sunrisers Hyderabad and thus maintained their unbeaten streak in the second phase of the tournament. With this, they have retained their position at the top of the table and are miles away from any competition for the position.
After the win, CSK captain MS Dhoni was seemingly very emotional. Not only because they had won the match but because he was able to keep his promise. CSK had fared very poorly in the previous segment of the competition. It was the first time in IPL history that the Chennai based team had failed to qualify for the playoffs of the tournament and it was heartbreaking for not only the fans but also for the players and most importantly, their captain Mahendra Singh Dhoni. The captain had at that time promised that the fans will get to see an entirely new team in the following season and he has not failed them and has successfully kept his word.
Mentioning this, Dhoni said, “It means a lot, because the last time, we said we wanted to come back strong. We are known for that and there was a lot at stake. You won’t always win games and a lot didn’t go our way last time, and it’s important not to make excuses and we have done that this year.”
“The boys did well to keep the momentum going, and they’ve taken responsibilities to keep all departments of the game in balance so the players and the support staff get the credit. The bounce of the wicket was different – instead of knee height, it was shin height, and once the batsmen figured out that they have to hit straight, they succeeded,” he added.
“Not much needs to be said of the fans, who have supported us through thick and thin and I’m glad we have repaid their faith,” he concluded.
CSK will take on Rajasthan Royals next on 2nd October and a win would further cement their position at the top of the table. MS Dhoni and his men are serious contenders to win the Indian Premier League this season and thus increase their trophies tally to 4.