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Dhoni blossoms against Rajasthan Royals
Chennai Super Kings (CSK) defeated Rajasthan Royals (RR) by 45 runs in the 12th match of IPL 2021 season. Dhoni looked very fit in the match. He dived during the run and reached the crease. After the match, his fitness was questioned by the commentator Harsh Bhogle, Dhoni admitted that fitness is a big challenge with increasing age and he needs to keep himself fit to compete with the youth. He said that we are happy that we could score more than 180, but more than that could have been scored.
After losing the toss in this match, CSK batted first and scored 188 runs.
Dhoni said, ‘Aging and staying fit are the two most difficult things. When you are playing, you do not want anyone to call you unfit. I have to match young players, they run a lot but it is always challenging. ‘
Cannot guarantee performance
He further said that age has nothing to do with the performance. When I was 24 years old, I still could not guarantee performance, now I cannot guarantee performance even at the age of 40, but no one can raise questions about fitness. No one can say that I am unfit. This is a positive thing for me.
Appreciation of Deepak Chahar and Sam Karan
He praised the bowling of Deepak Chahar and Sam Karan, saying that both bowled well in the power play. Deepak could do a little more swinging gait, but he started to slow down in the middle. But it is part of the game.
The first 6 balls did not play well
Dhoni said that I had no problem with Butler playing reverse sweep. If I played the first six balls, if there was another match, we could have lost it. Dhoni opened the account in the fifth ball.
Sanju said – We lost wickets in the middle over
After the defeat, Rajasthan Royals captain Sanju Samson said that CSK scored well. We lost wickets in the middle over. At the same time, we gave 10-15 runs extras. Also, the turn of the ball was a bit shocking, despite not having dew.