MS Dhoni is leading Chennai Super Kings for the record 11th time. CSK are the three-time champions of the Indian Premier League, having won the title last in 2018. They have currently lost six matches in nine games and are placed in the sixth spot of the table.
Former champions Chennai Super Kings (CSK) are not in the best of form, as they are currently placed in the sixth spot of the ongoing Indian Premier League (IPL) table. They have so far managed to win just three games in nine matches, besides losing six.
Their latest loss came on Saturday when they were drubbed by Delhi Capitals (DC) in Sharjah by five wickets. While CSK had posted a challenging total of 179/4, DC chased it down with a ball to spare.
The match was highlighted for Dhoni's poor decision-making skills, as he opted to go for spinner Ravindra Jadeja in the final over, over trusted death bowler Dwayne Bravo. Meanwhile, Jamaican sprinter, Yohan Blake, who is an avid lover of cricket and follows IPL, too, was upset with Dhoni's decision.
Blake took to his Twitter, where he posted a video, saying, "I think Dhoni made the worst decision in a long while. Dhoni, that’s a poor decision to bowl Jadeja at the last part. What happened to Bravo. Really? Poor poor poor poor choice Mahendra Singh Dhoni. You just can’t bowl Jadeja to the left-hand batsman."
Dhoni later cleared the air by saying that Bravo was injured, as he was only left with two options, Jadeja and Karn Sharma. And, since Jadeja was the most experienced of all, he chose to go with him.
“Ok everyone, I get that Bravo was injured, but I still wouldn’t have bowled Jadeja when you have Shane Watson on the field that can bowl a heavy ball,” Blake further wrote.
Ok everyone I get that Bravo was injured but I still wouldn't have bowled Jadeja when you have Shane Watson on the field that can bowl a heavy ball.— Yohan Blake (@YohanBlake) October 17, 2020
Nonetheless, it is to be noted that Watson, who is technically an all-rounder, does not bowl anymore, and is playing as a specialist batsman in the tournament. Anyway, Blake, too, clarified over his emotional outburst.
“This is what happened when we all love the game so much. To all my India Flag of India family, I love you. Let’s keep supporting and keep enjoying the game of cricket, Cricket bat and ball, we love so much," he wrote in another tweet.
This is what happened when we all love the game so much. To all my india 🇮🇳 family I love you. Let's keep supporting and keep enjoying the game of cricket 🏏 we love so much.— Yohan Blake (@YohanBlake) October 17, 2020
“When you are in love and passionate about cricket it doesn’t matter which team is playing. I support everyone! To all my Indian people, I love you all, but I still would have bowled Shane Watson," he further noted.
When you are in love and passionate about cricket it doesn't matter which team is playing. I support everyone! To all my Indian people, I love you all but I still would have bowled Shane Watson.— Yohan Blake (@YohanBlake) October 17, 2020
Last Updated 18, Oct 2020, 6:52 PM