MS Dhoni after CSK loss to RCB: Need to do something about batting approach

Chennai Super Kings (CSK) captain MS Dhoni accused his group’s absence of goal after its 37- run misfortune to Royal Challengers Bangalore in the Indian Premier League (IPL) in Dubai on Saturday.

CSK has now lost five out of the seven games it has played in IPL 2020 and is probably going to pass up a season finisher place without precedent for 11 seasons. Requiring 170 to win, CSK had limped to 47 in 10 overs before its pursuit tumbled out of control. CSK has lost five matches pursuing this season.


Dhoni said after the game, “The batting has been somewhat of a concern, and today (Saturday) additionally it was obvious. We have to take care of business. I think we are in an ideal situation playing the other path round, playing the greater shots regardless of whether you get out. That is something we can do in the coming games.

“I think it likewise relies upon how you’ve performed so far in the competition. Our batting has come up short on a touch of intensity from the 6th over onwards. People can get conditional regardless of how much certainty you give them. I feel that is the place we’ve not adjusted or concocted plans against the bowlers who bowl from the sixth to the 14th over. I generally advised the players to zero in additional on the cycle – when you begin considering the aftereffects of the past game, you put a weight [on yourself].”

RCB was battling at 103 for four after 16 overs before captain Virat Kohli’s unbeaten 90 helped it post an in the long run winning complete of 169

“With the bowling, we’ve shown we can restrict the opposition. We’re either leaking at the start or in the last four. There are too many holes in the ship. I think overall you have to look at the combination, how many spinners, the fast bowlers. There’s always one spot you can play around. We started with five bowlers, and now we have six. But our main worry remains the batting department. In the coming games, we’ll try to be more expressive. You rather get out in the 16th or 17th over,” said the previous India chief.