Chennai (Tamil Nadu) : Following his side’s 27-run win over Delhi Capitals (DC) in their Indian Premier League (IPL) match, Chennai Super Kings (CSK) skipper MS Dhoni said that his job is to hit a few deliveries and is happy to contribute to team’s total with the few deliveries he gets to play.
MS Dhoni and Ravindra Jadeja’s blistering knocks followed by Matheesha Pathirana’s three-wicket haul helped Chennai Super Kings (CSK) clinch a 27-run victory over Delhi Capitals (DC) in their Indian Premier League (IPL) 2023 match here at the MA Chidambaram Stadium on Wednesday. ‘It turned a lot in the second half. Our spinners use the seam more than other bowlers. I wanted the bowlers to bowl their best deliveries but not go looking for wickets. We can still do better as a batting unit. There were a few shots you are better off avoiding on this pitch. There were a couple where the execution was not right; we can live with that. Good thing is, Moeen and Jaddu (Ravindra Jadeja) got to bat. As we get closer to the last phase, everyone has a few deliveries under their belt. My job is to hit a few deliveries. Do not make me run a lot. Happy to contribute whatever deliveries I am getting. That is how I am practising as well.
In IPL 2023, Dhoni has batted down the order. He has scored 96 runs in eight innings at an average of 48.00. He has been dismissed only twice this IPL. He has the best score of 32* this year. He has smashed three fours and 10 sixes this year. His strike rate of 204.25.