Former India opener Virender Sehwag stated he felt ‘sad’ for the Chennai Super Kings followers after the MS Dhoni-led aspect misplaced their fifth match of IPL 2020 after they have been overwhelmed by Royal Challengers Bangalore by 37 runs.
Sehwag stated that every one the groups was ‘wary’ of CSK up to now however this yr their batting has actually allow them to down.
“Feel sad for Chennai fans. This was a team that fought & teams used to be wary till the end. Have been very disappointing especially with d bat, leaving it for too late. Kohli was extra special today. Many batsmen can learn how to not get bogged down, played only 5 dots,” tweeted Sehwag.
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CSK are languishing at No.7 within the factors desk with simply two wins in 7 matches.
Virat Kohli was the star performer in RCB’s win over CSK. He held the innings sturdy regardless of early losses together with AB de Villiers for nought and a sluggish begin to take the assault to the opposition in Bangalore’s 169 for 4 in Dubai.
The star batsman scored his second half-century of the IPL season and exploded within the last 4 overs to assist Bangalore get 66 runs as Mahendra Singh Dhoni’s Chennai misplaced the plot.
“It was one of our more complete performances,” man of the match Kohli stated after guiding Bangalore to their fourth win of the season in six matches.
“We spoke at the time out that around 150 would be great. When you don’t get too far ahead of the game, it rewards you.
“If you’re in at the death overs and you have a score and you’re hitting it well, you can capitalise well. That was something for us to learn tonight.”
Bangalore’s South African paceman Chris Morris led a disciplined bowling assault with figures of 3-19 from his 4 overs to maintain down Chennai to 132 for eight on the finish of 20 overs.
Ambati Rayudu top-scored with 42 however the prime and the center order faltered together with Dhoni scoring simply 10 runs in Chennai’s fifth loss in seven games.
“I think the last four overs when we were bowling (didn’t go to plan), before that the bowlers had done a good job, we needed to close in nicely,” stated a disillusioned Dhoni.
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“Batting has been bit of a worry and today also it was evident. We need to do something about it. I think we are better off playing the other way round, playing the bigger shots even if you get out.”
Coach Stephen Fleming stated the crew must bat with further “intent” within the upcoming games and the play-off race will get “further away” if the three-time IPL champions maintain taking part in like this.
Kohli stood out with a well-paced knock as he scored fifty in 39 balls after which smashed the bowlers to all components of the bottom with 4 fours and 4 sixes in his 52-ball keep.
(With company inputs)