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‘We Were Very Tense, the Way the Game Was Going’-Ravindra Jadeja

Chennai Super Kings skipper Ravindra Jadeja stated his crew was assured of its probabilities within the shut encounter with Mumbai Indians as a result of the “great finisher of the game was there” to seal the victory for them in an IPL 2022 match, right here. Jadeja was referring to his predecessor Mahindra Singh Dhoni, the most effective finishers the sport has seen to date, who guided CSK to victory with a late flourish, hitting 28 not out off 13 balls to seal a three-wicket win. Jadeja stated Dhoni has proved that he can nonetheless end the sport.


After pacer Mukesh Choudhary’s sensational bowling efficiency (3/19) helped Chennai Super Kings limit Mumbai Indians to 155/7 regardless of a preventing half-century by Tilak Varma (51 not out off 43), CSK have been in bother as they obtained off to a poor begin however managed to succeed in the final over needing 17 runs. Dwaine Pretorius, who helped Dhoni drag CSK in the direction of victory with a 22 off 14 balls, was trapped leg-before off the primary ball of the ultimate over by Jaydev Unadkat. DJ Bravo got here to bat subsequent and took a single within the second ball of the over and Dhoni hit Unadkat for six, 4, 2, Four within the subsequent 4 deliveries to seal victory for CSK.

“Actually we were very tense, the way the game was going, but at some stage, we knew that the great finisher of the game was there and if he played to the last ball, he can definitely finish the match. He showed the world that he’s still here and he can finish the game,” Jadeja stated in the course of the post-match ceremony on the D.Y. Patil Stadium right here on Thursday.

Jadeja, who took over the captaincy from 40-year-old Dhoni simply earlier than the beginning of IPL 2022, additionally highlighted the position performed by senior gamers Ambati Rayudu and DJ Bravo within the crew’s victory.

“We have plenty of experience in our team so they know when to perform and what to do. So if we’re not winning the game, still we look to be calm and relaxed,” stated Jadeja.

The CSK skipper stated that his crew must nonetheless work on its fielding and catching. “We need to do some work on our fielding and take catches because we can’t keep dropping catches in every game,” he stated. On Thursday, Jadeja dropped two catches whereas Dhoni missed a stumping.

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