It is yet another heartbreaking finish for Chennai Super Kings as they went down to Royal Challengers Bangalore, who completely outplayed their opponent in the match.
Kohli’s brilliance with the bat helped the team to get to a decent total. While defending, Sundar did well to remove both the openers and CSK couldn’t recover from thereon and they went down to RCB by 37 runs.
Talking about the performance during the post-match presentation- I think the last four overs when we were bowling, we just needed to close it nicely. Batting has been a bit of a worry and today also it was evident. We need to do something about it.
“I think we are better off playing the other way round, playing the bigger shots even if you get out. That is something we can do in the coming games. I think it also depends on how you’ve performed so far in the tournament and our batting has lacked a bit of power from the sixth over onwards. Individuals can get tentative no matter how much confidence you give them.
I feel that’s where we’ve not adapted or come up with plans against the bowlers who bowl from the 6th to the 14th over. I always told the players to focus more on the process – when you start thinking about the results of the previous game, you put a burden. With the bowling we’ve shown we can restrict the opposition.
We’re either leaking at the start or in the last four. There are too many holes in the ship. I think overall you have to look at the combination, how many spinners, the fast bowlers.
There’s always one spot you can play around. We started with five bowlers, now we have six. But our main worry remains the batting department. In the coming games we’ll try to be more expressive. You rather get out in the 16th or 17th over,” MS Dhoni said.
CSK have lost five matches in the tournament so far. They will have to win almost every single match from now on to make it to the Play-offs.