‘There’s a man behind the stumps…’: Hardik Pandya makes big comment on MS Dhoni after CSK win | Cricket News

Apr14,2024



New Delhi: Sri Lankan fast bowler Mathisha Pathirana His standout performance in the IPL saw him take four wickets as Chennai Super Kings defeated Mumbai Indians by 20 runs in a thrilling match. Wankhede Stadium In Mumbai on Sunday.
CSK's star all-rounder came out to bat first Shivam Dubey and captain Ruturaj Gaikwad Displaying brilliant stroke play, each scored a half-century, taking the five-time champions to a mammoth score of 206/4. In reply, Pathirana dismissed Ishan Kishan (23), Surya Kumar Yadav (0), Tilak Verma (31). Romario Shepherd (1), taking 4 wickets for 28 runs and restricted Mumbai Indians to 186 runs for six wickets in 20 overs.
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MI captain Pandya, who managed just 2 runs before being dismissed by Tushar Deshpande, acknowledged Pathirana's crucial role in CSK's win.
Pandya also praised the strategic skills of Mahendra Singh Dhoni, whose aggressive batting performance against him in the last four balls, hitting three consecutive sixes, proved decisive in CSK's victory.
“It (the target) was definitely achievable, but they bowled very well. Pathirana was the difference. They were clever with the plans and their approach. They understood it, there is a man (Dhoni) behind the stumps. That helps to tell them what I am working on,'' Pandya said after the match.
“It (the pitch) was a bit stagnant and getting difficult. It was about batting well and maintaining the intent. We were doing quite well (in the run chase) until Pathirana came into the attack and took two wickets,” Pandya said. Were demonstrating.” ,
“It was about what was best at that time, we could have done something different. I like to play percentage cricket, it would have been difficult for him (Dubey) against the seamers rather than the spin. We are on the road to the next four. It's a game, need to play good cricket, need to keep the intensity high,” the MI captain said.
Mumbai Indians will next face Punjab Kings in Chandigarh on April 18, while CSK will face Lucknow Super Giants in Lucknow on April 19.



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