'Don't Make Me Run a Lot...,' MS Dhoni Confirms Knee Injury
MS Dhoni with Ravindra Jadeja (Source: BCCI/IPL)
After an outright victory over Delhi Capitals (DC) by 27 runs, Chennai Super Kings (CSK) would be breathing a sigh of relief as they have managed to almost book their spot for the playoffs. CSK batted first and posted 167 on the board and in reply, Delhi were restricted to 140 with an outstanding all-round performance from Ravindra Jadeja.
Skipper MS Dhoni praised his side including off-spinner Mitchell Santner who has been on the sidelines due to combination issues which allow only four foreigners in the eleven. Alongside, Ruturaj Gaikwad received appreciation for being an effortless run-scorer at the top of the order as he also reads the game well.
"I would have loved Mitch (Santner), he's a bowler that has done very well on flat wickets with the new ball. He hits the seam and bowls at a good pace. Gaikwad is batting really well, he's somebody once he starts scoring, he's very effortless. He's somebody who's happy to rotate. He has the game awareness. He is ready to adapt. You rarely get people like that. People who read the game, those are the kind of players you need in your team,"
However, the big statement from 'Thala' came when he remarked that his job is to hit sixes and that is why he has asked his teammates to make sure that doesn't run a lot since he is suffering from a knee injury.
"This is what my job is, I have told them this is what I am supposed to do, don't make me run a lot and it has been working. This is what I need to do, happy to contribute."
Post this victory, Dhoni would march on to lead his side against Kolkata Knight Riders (KKR) at MA Chidambaram Stadium.