Mahendra Singh Dhoni made this statement after Chennai Super Kings defeated Kolkata Knight Riders in IPL 2021 CSK VKKR: Dhoni said after the victory

In a thrilling match on Wednesday, Chennai Super Kings beat Kolkata Knight Riders for the third consecutive victory of the season. After the win, skipper Mahendra Singh Dhoni said that if the match against Kolkata Knight Riders had been completed in 20 overs, it would have been a close match, but the winning team certainly implemented the strategy well.

“There could be a close match”
Against Kolkata, Chennai Super Kings set a challenging target of 221 runs. KKR challenged for 202 runs in 19.1 overs. Dhoni smiled after the match and said, “I think it has become easier for me (as captain) to work in this type of match because the match between 15th and 16th is between fast bowler and batsman. The team that wins, probably carried out that strategy well. But if 20 overs had been completed, the tournament would have been almost over. It is also important to respect the opposition. “

“Opposition should be respected”
He said, “Every IPL team has big hitters. I told the players in the team, they have scored well but we should also respect the opposing team.” When Andre Russell was asked if this policy was driven, he said, “No.” Itu Turaj Gaikwad returned to form in this match. On this, Dhoni said, “Ritu had done well in the last IPL. He was not doing well this time but he is doing well.”

Dupleix became the man of the match
Faf Dupleix was named Player of the Match. He scored 95 not out. He said, “It was a very aggressive game. I feel technically good today. It’s just a matter of training.” Deepak Chahar then bowled brilliantly for the Chennai Super Kings and took the first four wickets. He said, “My goal was to consistently bowl at line length. Last season was not good. I am happy to have taken four wickets.”

“Lower middle order did well”
Ian Morgan, captain of Kolkata Knight Riders, said: “The match was full of ups and downs. We were ahead in the bowling match but then there was a bit of loose bowling and Chennai scored 200. After that we had a bad start.” Hui, but I’m glad our lower middle order did a great job of keeping us in the match. What to say about Andre Russell, everyone knows that he will be in this competition when he is in his rhythm. Can be the most dangerous player. “

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