IPL 2021: Chennai Super Kings skipper Ms Dhoni shared his views on Andre Russell’s impact in IPL. Dhoni said that sometimes picking an early wicket may not help a team. This comment came after CSK’s 18-run win over the Kolkata Knight Riders (KKR) on Wednesday, April 21.
After KKR lost 5 wickets in the powerplay with their score at 31, CSK looked firm favorites to win. However, Pat Cummins, Andre Russell, and Dinesh Karthik’s innings have changed the scenario of the game. But the trio couldn’t take their team over the line.
After the game, Dhoni said, “Quite easy in a game like this. From the 16th over onwards, the contest was between the fast bowler and the batsman. You can’t do too much. Can’t put a different field. It’s about you vs me. The side that has won is a side that has executed slightly better.”
“You don’t want to take too many early wickets. Big hitters coming in, 200 runs, there’s only one way they’ll play. There’s not much you can do. The only option was Jadeja. It was turning, it was a bit dry. If 20 overs had been completed, it would have been more closer,” he stated.
“Have seen enough in cricket, I always like to be humble. There’s no good reason if you have scored; the opposition can’t score. My lines to the players were that we have got good runs on the board but let’s be humble.”