IPL 2020 : Srikanth and fans slams MS Dhoni, says ‘wasted 15 Cr on Jadhav & Chawla’

In the Dream11 IPL 2020, it is difficult for anyone to digest the performance of Chennai Super Kings. After losing to Rajasthan Royals, CSK is now almost out of IPL 2020 playoff race after losing their 7th game this IPL.

Many former Indian cricketers, fans alike are criticizing Dhoni and his team’s performance. The former India captain Kris Srikkanth came heavily on team captain Dhoni and questioned the team’s selection process after the latter said youngsters lacked the ‘spark’ which forced the team management to go with the experienced players in the playing XI.

“I will never accept what Dhoni is saying about this process. This process he keeps talking about is meaningless. You keep talking about process, process… but the process of selection itself is wrong,” ESPN Cricinfo quoted Srikkanth as saying on Star Sports Tamil.

However, some of the CSK’s experienced players also failed to impress like Kedar Jadhav, who has scored 62 runs from the eight matches he played and Piyush Chawla, who gave away 32 runs from his three overs in the match, in the playing XI.

“What is Dhoni’s deal? He says Jagadeesan doesn’t have spark, but does ‘scooter’ Jadhav have that spark? This is ridiculous.

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“I don’t understand this rubbish about the process at all. What spark didn’t he see in Jagadeesan? What spark did he see in Jadhav and Piyush Chawla? Karn Sharma at least took wickets. Chawla simply goes through the motions of bowling, coming on when the game is already lost. Dhoni may be a pistha (big shot) and there is no doubt he is great, but I cannot agree with him or accept this,” Srikkanth added.

Piyush Chawla has been bought for 6.75 Cr, Kedar Jadhav is being paid 7.8 Cr salary, according to him 15 Cr has completely wasted.

IPL 2020 : CSK Fans also extremely upset with MS Dhoni

After the game, at the post-match presentation, CSK captain MS Dhoni made a comment on youngsters in the squad lacking not having shown spark being the reason behind their non-selection. It got a lot of flak as, clearly, not enough chances were given to the youngsters, as compared to a Kedar Jadhav who has accumulated only 62 runs off 5 innings averaging 20.66 and striking at 93.93 in the season so far.

“It’s fair enough [the criticism for not playing youngsters], this season we weren’t there. Maybe we didn’t see as much spark from some of our youngsters. Maybe going forward we bring them in and they play without pressure,” MS Dhoni said, at the post-match presentation about youngsters missing the required spark.

Naturally, Twitter burst into flames due to the captain’s ‘outrageous’ comment on youngsters lacking the required spark. Here’s what fans had to say on Monday after CSK’s defeat to RR:

When Thala was younger, he axed experienced seniors as apparantly they weren’t good fielders and were burden on the team.

When Thala is older, youngsters aren’t showing much spark to push the experienced seniors out.