IPL 2020: Mahendra Singh Dhoni clarifies why he came out to bat at No 7 against Rajasthan Royals


Chennai Super Kings commander Mahendra Singh Dhoni on Tuesday (September 22) clarified the purpose for his choice to bat at number 7 spot notwithstanding his side pursuing a mammoth objective of 217 against Rajasthan Royals at the Sharjah Cricket Stadium. 

Dhoni came out to bat when CSK were 114 for 5 in the fourteenth over and coordinate was beyond their control. He scored 29 not out off 17 balls with 3 sixes. 

"I haven't batted for quite a while. 14-day isolate doesn't help (why he isn't batting higher). Likewise needed to attempt various things, offer chances to Sam. Have the chance to attempt various things. On the off chance that it doesn't work, you can generally return to your qualities," Dhoni said after the 16-run rout. 

The CSK spinner said that helpless beginning demonstrated tragic for his group and the additional items parted with by his quick bowlers likewise helped Royals post a high aggregate. 

"217 on the board, you need to had an awesome beginning. That was not the situation. They batted truly well. Steve and Sanju. You need to offer credit to their bowlers as well. There was a ton of dew. They realized what lengths to bowl. Their spinners didn't attempt an excessive number of things. That was a blunder our spinners did in their first couple of overs. Without singling out anybody, a controllable we could have controlled is no-balls. Had we not bowled no-balls, we would have been pursuing 200, and it would have been a generally excellent game," Dhoni said after the match. 

Batting first, Rajasthan Royals arrived at a mammoth complete of 216 against the Chennai Super Kings on account of Sanju Samson's 74 off 32 balls. Steve Smith (69 off 47 balls; 4x4, 6x4) went about as the sheet stay for his side and kept one end consistent right from the beginning. Chennai mounted a decent rebound late into the Royals innings yet Jofra Archer (27 off 8 balls, 6x4) hit four back to back sixes off Lungi Ngidi's last over to move the energy in support of Rajasthan. 

CSK openers Murali Vijay and Shane Watson furnished them with a decent beginning and arrived at the 50-run remain inside six overs. Yet, exactly when CSK began looking perilous, the two openers were excused in a range of six conveyances. 

With 38 required from last finished, Dhoni hit Tom Curran for three successive sixes which will clearly cause his fans to feel ecstatic notwithstanding the side's misfortune.