5 memorable moments for CSK from IPL 2018 that will forever be remembered by fans.
Indian Premier League 2018 had several moments that will be remembered by the fans forever. This year was the session in which Chennai Super Kings came back with a bang, after spending two years in the wilderness. From the captaincy to the batting order and the bowling order everything seemed to fall into place.
Although their home games were moved from Chennai to Pune, the team did not get discouraged. In their new home Pune, CSK played as if they were playing at their home ground.
However, en route to their winning CSK won several hearts and created many memories.
Here are 5 memorable moments that CSK made from IPL 2018:
1. Bravo and Jadav team up in the opening match
A lot depended on the opening match. CSK was playing against MI, chasing a target of 170. CSK did look out of the game at one point. But Bravo came and turned the match around. He scored 68 off 30 balls. However, he couldn't take it till the end. But Kedar Jadav finished it off in the last over with a couple of boundaries.
2. Dhoni showing valiant effort against KIXP despite his injury
In the 12th match of the tournament, CSK were up against KIXP. Chasing a huge target of 197, CSK was nowhere in the reckoning till the last three overs when MS Dhoni was suffering from a back spasm. Despite the injury, he gave his best performance.
Although the team fell short of 4 runs, they got the belief that they can come back into the match from any situation.
3. Watson's classic century in the final match
Shane Watson was one of the most unexpected performers for the team. He was not expected to feature regularly this season. Instead, he turned out to be the essential part of the team.
His century in the finals single handedly sealed the match in CSK's favour.
4. The Chennai Express
After the matches at CSK's home ground shifted to Pune, the franchise arranged a special train to take fans to Pune.
“This is the least we can do for our fans, who stayed with us despite the team being out of action for two seasons. We expect to behold a sea of yellow at the Maharashtra Cricket Association’s International Stadium in Pune. We want at least 12,000 CSK supporters to be present in the stadium,” said the CEO of CSK.
5. Dhoni and Kohli's comradeship
There was a lot of hype around the match when CSK and RCB faced each other for the first time. Dhoni and Kohli were facing each other for the first time in the IPL 2018, and it was all about gamesmanship.
But the way both met each other was as if the reunion of two brothers. That showed a lot about the Indian team's culture.