CSK vs MI in IPL 2021: Gautam Gambhir’s prediction on MS Dhoni comes true- The opening encounter for Chennai Super Kings in IPL 2021 Phase 2 started on a bad note. They were reduced to 24/4 after 6 overs, a disastrous powerplay for CSK. It included just three runs off MS Dhoni’s bat. The CSK skipper was caught out at deep square by Trent Boult off a short ball from Adam Milne. The development meant Former KKR captain Gautam Gambhir’s prediction came true for MS Dhoni & Co. Follow IPL 2021 live updates on insidesport.co and live streaming on Star Sports, Hotstar.
CSK vs MI in IPL 2021: Gambhir had raised a huge question mark over the batting abilities of CSK Captain MS Dhoni. Gambhir felt Dhoni’s batting ability has waned & he will find it difficult to flourish as he doesn’t play international cricket anymore.
“It’s going to be difficult for him, because once you are not playing international cricket, the IPL is a very difficult tournament, its not like CPL and other leagues. IPL is where you face top-quality bowlers,” Gambhir had told GamePlan.
“For me, I think the biggest challenge for CSK will be that the top order needs to fire because that’s not the case anymore,” he had added.
Five players from CSK’s top six doesn’t play international cricket
CSK vs MI in IPL 2021: The likes of Faf du Plessis, Ambati Rayudu, Suresh Raina and MS Dhoni as well as opener Ruturaj Gaikwad doesn’t play international cricket. While MS Dhoni, Ambati Rayudu and Suresh Raina only play in the IPL. Meanwhile, Faf du Plessis was heading into the match after recovering from an injury. It hurt CSK badly in the opening fixture despite the trio training in the nets for the last few weeks.
- MS Dhoni has now scored just 40 runs in 8 matches for CSK in IPL 2021. He had earlier scored 200 runs for
- Faf du Plessis joined CSK after recovering from a groin injury
- Suresh Raina, MS Dhoni and Ambati Rayudu only play in the IPL
- Despite training in UAE for the last few weeks, the trio failed to put a show when it mattered with Rayudu suffering an injury.
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(with ANI inputs)