IPL 2019: Dhoni not with CSK openers
New Delhi : Chennai Super Kings may have scored a win against Delhi Capitals to lock horns with Mumbai Indians in the IPL 2019, but, the skipper Mahendra Singh Dhoni is not happy with the way openers have failed to give a strong start to the team.
Shane Watson and Faf du Plessis opened the game for Chennai Super Kings in eleven out of sixteen matches played so far. For 7 times, the pair was not able to cross the score of 20 runs.
With such figures, it is obvious that the management and the skipper is disappointed with the performance in the powerplays. Dhoni said the following while expressing his thoughts,
"I would have preferred the openers to do the job. Once the required run rate falls below six, there is no reason to play big shots and get out. They had done the hard yards. Different captains have different views, but I am still happy with the win."
Man of the match of yesterday's game, Faf du Plessis told in his post-match interview, "We spoke about it before the game - didn't have the best run in the last 5-6 games. Watto thanked me already for scoring quickly at the beginning before he got set. Hopefully, we can both get them off the meat in the final right from the word go."
Faf's opening partner Watson thanked him and said, "The way Faf got going, I could take my time getting into rhythm. It took me a little while, and Faf batted beautifully, to be able to take on the bowlers at that stage. I could take a couple more balls to find my feet."