Chennai Super Kings (CSK) skipper MS Dhoni gestures during IPL 2020 cricket match against Delhi Capitals (DC), at Dubai International Cricket Stadium in Abu Dhabi.

Chennai Super Kings suffered an enormous setback of their quest for an Indian Premier League 2020 playoff place. CSK suffered a convincing defeat towards Rajasthan Royals on Monday on the Sharjah Stadium to dent their hopes of entering into the top-four. After successful the toss and electing to bat first, CSK might solely handle a meagre rating of 125 runs of their 20 overs. RR chased the goal down simply in 17.three overs with Jos Buttler hitting a 48-ball 70.

It was a disappointing show by the CSK batsmen as they failed to show up on a vital matchday. The possibilities of CSK reaching the IPL 2020 playoffs have significantly diminished with the defeat.’

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CSK skipper Mahendra Singh Dhoni wasn’t pleased with the defeat and on Monday stated that the kids in his squad didn’t present the spark wanted to interrupt into the enjoying XI on the expense of the veterans.

Three-time winners CSK, who’ve been criticised for persevering with with their previous warhorses, suffered their seventh defeat within the ongoing IPL.

“You don’t want to chop and change. Insecurity is something you don’t want to prevail in the dressing room. Fair enough, this season we weren’t really there,” Dhoni stated on the presentation ceremony after struggling the seven-wicket loss.

“Also the youngsters, we didn’t see the spark to push the guys. But what this result has done is give those youngsters a chance in the rest of the tournament.

“Maybe going forward we bring them in and they play without pressure.”

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RR restricted CSK to a modest 125 for 5 after being invited to bowl after which overcame the goal in 17.three overs, because of a 98-run fourth wicket partnership between Jos Buttler (70) and skipper Steve Smith (26).

Dhoni stated, “There was a bit for the fast bowlers and the reason I brought (Ravindra) Jadeja was to see how much it was stopping and it didn’t as much as the first innings. So I went with the fast bowlers. I don’t think the spinners got as much bite.It’s not always supposed to go your way. We have to see if the process was wrong. Result is a by-product of the process, but the fact still remains that if you’re focused on the process then the undue pressure of result doesn’t enter the dressing room.”

(with PTI inputs)


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