CSK News 2020: Chennai Super Kings (CSK) have been the most consistent side in IPL history. However, CSK has faced a very tough start in the 13th edition of the IPL. They have lost three successive matches after defeating the defending champions Mumbai Indians in the opening match of the IPL.
The captain MS Dhoni faced a lot of harsh criticism for coming late down the batting order in crunch situations. The Yellow Army made a strong comeback by defeating the Kings XI Punjab by 10 wickets on Sunday.
Former Australian fast bowler Brett Lee heaped praise on captain MS Dhoni for backing his players. Lee feels that Dhoni shows faith in his players and sticks to the playing XI. (CSK News 2020)
Brett Lee praises MS Dhoni for backing Shane Watson. (CSK News 2020)
“The great thing about MS Dhoni is he believes his players, commits to the eleven that are there. He also backs the 13-14 that are there if there’s an injury. It’s the XI he believes in, commits to the team. They played so well and as they say, the lions will sleep pretty well tonight,” Lee said on Star Sports.
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Lee also stressed on how Dhoni backed Shane Watson even when he was out of form. Watson scored only 52 runs in the first four matches, at a strike rate of 108.33. However, Watson made a strong comeback by scoring 83 runs off 53 balls. (CSK News 2020)
“Hats off to MSD for providing Watson with that opportunity and back his teammate. Watto came out and totally dominated it. The way he went down the line and didn’t go across the line; the last few games he went across the line. When he is on form, he can do it but Shane Watson, tonight, was on fire,” Lee further added.
CSK have promoted themselves to the sixth position in the points table after their dominant win against KXIP. They now have four points and will face the fourth-placed Kolkata Knight Riders (KKR) in their next match in Abu Dhabi on Wednesday. (CSK News 2020)