MS Dhoni: ‘It gave us a positive vibe…’: CSK coach Stephen Fleming hails MS Dhoni’s impact in tough IPL loss | Cricket News

Apr1,2024



New Delhi: Head coach of Chennai Super Kings Stephen Fleming praised Mahendra Singh DhoniHis crucial role in the tough defeat against Delhi Capitals in the IPL highlights his exceptional game awareness.
Reflecting on Dhoni's significant contribution, Fleming commented, “It was beautiful, wasn't it. He's been playing incredibly well in pre-season. He's coming back from a pretty serious injury. His batting has been fantastic. It has given us positive energy.” Towards the end of a hard day.”
He highlighted Dhoni's remarkable comeback after injury, praising his brilliant batting that boosted the team's morale during a challenging match. Dhoni's unbeaten 37 off 16 balls limited the margin of defeat to 20 runs, earning praise from Fleming for its importance.
“It's important to get within 20 of the target in terms of run rate and he knows that. The way he played was brilliant,” Fleming said in the post-match press conference.

However, Fleming also accepted the defeat as a fair reflection of the team's performance, attributing it to a slow start and conceding too many runs early in both bowling and batting.

“Today's result is a clear reflection of the team's play tonight. We were a little behind tonight, we were starting slow in the first six overs of each innings. When we bowled we gave away too many runs in the first six overs ” Fleming continued.
“When we batted, they were very good, put pressure on and used the conditions very well. Small innings from David Warner and Rishabh Pant Took them to a very good score (191/5).”
Despite the setback, CSK are optimistic about their prospects in the ongoing IPL season.

(With inputs from PTI)



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