Chennai Super Kings captain MS Dhoni, who was in his segment, marshalling his bowlers and making field standings to conceal the Gujarat Titans’ chase, has said that he can be a very “annoying captain.”
The ever-so-consistent Chennai Super Kings cruised into the final of IPL 2023 as they beat Gujarat Titans by 15 runs in Qualifier 1 at the MA Chidambaram Stadium in Chennai. Ruturaj Gaikwad starred with the bat as he hit a flamboyant 60(44) to lay the platform.
Ambati Rayudu (17 off 9) and Ravindra Jadeja (22 off 16) then played brisk knocks to provide a crucial late flourish and take CSK to a competitive 172/7. Ravindra Jadeja (2/18) and Maheesh Theekshana (2/28) then spun a web around the GT batters with spin, pace and bounce as a collective bowling effort saw CSK bowl GT out for 157 and cruise into their 10th IPL final.
“You see the wicket, you see the conditions and according to that, you keep adjusting the field. I can be a very annoying captain because I shift the fielder one or two feet here and there every time,” MS Dhoni said in a post-match presentation. MS Dhoni was asked if he would be back in Chennai next year after winning his final game of the season at Chepauk and leading CSK to the IPL final. He remained noncommittal on the topic, stating he had another eighteen months to make a decision, but admitted that it had taken a “heavy toll” on him.
“I do not know, I have eight to nine months to decide, the small auction may be around December, so why take that headache right now? I have ample time to decide,” Dhoni said after CSK’s win against Gujarat Titans in