"Will be my second warning"- Here's why MS Dhoni told CSK might play under new captain
The four-time champion Chennai Super Kings registered their first win of the 16th edition of the Indian Premier League on Monday. They beat the Lucknow Super Giants at the Chepauk Stadium by 12 runs, and CSK has collected two important points.
That win was more memorable for the team and its fans, as it was the first time that CSK was playing a home game almost after three years. Though CSK looked good throughout the game and registered a good win, skipper MS Dhoni didn't seem pleased with the overall result.
CSK won the game, but one area that they should address as soon as possible is their pacers bowling extras. Against LSG, the pacers gave away 13 wides and three no-balls, while all three no-balls were bowled by Tushar Deshpande. In two games, CSK bowlers have given up 17 wides and seven no-balls.
And with MS Dhoni, who is always known for his measured tactics, can't watch his bowlers bowl too many extra deliveries. In fact, after the game, Dhoni gave a second warning to the team and went on to say that if the bowlers would not improve their line, he might walk away from the team.
Dhoni said, "Fast bowling - we need to slightly improve. Need to bowl according to the conditions. What is important is to keep an eye as to what the opposition bowlers are doing. One more thing is they’ll have to bowl no no-balls or extra wides. Or they’ll have to play under a new captain. It will be my second warning and then I’ll be off. The only reason we’ve scored those runs is if the surface is nice."
Speaking of the game, CSK posted a big total of 217/7 in their first inning, courtesy of a 110-run opening stand between Ruturaj Gaikwad and Devon Conway. Gaikwad scored 57, while Conway made 47. LSG replied with 205/7 and lost the game by 12 runs.