IPL 2020: ‘Wanted to know if we can have a slip with social distancing guidelines’ – MS Dhoni jokes on the toss

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Chennai Super Kings captain MS Dhoni made a return to cricket on Saturday after a span of almost 14 months. Dhoni was last seen on a cricket field in India’s World Cup semifinal loss last yr towards New Zealand. He introduced worldwide retirement last month, however will proceed to play for CSK within the Indian Premier League. Returning to play for CSK within the opening game of the 13th version of IPL towards Mumbai Indians within the UAE, Dhoni was at his hilarious greatest on the toss.

After successful the toss, Dhoni took a second earlier than saying his resolution. Instead, he requested a hilarious query from commentator Murali Karthik. “Wanted to know if we can have a slip (in line with social distancing),” Dhoni joked.

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“I will bowl first. Late evening you get dew. Also to keep wicket in good condition they water it, so it tends to be tacky at the start,” Dhoni, additional added.

The wicktkeeper-batsman went on to speak in regards to the lockdown the players have been required to remain in and stated that it allowed the players to maintain themselves match. “Have the liberty during lockdown to spend time on yourself to keep fit. Have to applaud every member of the squad. First six days in quarantine is very difficult.

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“Felt each individual used that time well and nobody was disappointed or frustrated. The practice facilities were very good. After the first 14 days it was nice to get out,” he added.

Dhoni-led CSK had misplaced to Mumbai Indians within the concluding last yr by 1 run. On being requested if revenge is on his thoughts, Dhoni stated: “Being a gentleman’s game you don’t think about revenge (against MI). You think about the mistakes you made.”

[Attribution HT]

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