New Delhi. MS Dhoni would like to forget IPL 2022. Defending champions Chennai Super Kings (CSK) got their 9th defeat in the current season on Sunday. This is the team’s worst performance so far. Against Gujarat Titans (CSK vs GT), CSK scored 133 runs for 5 wickets while playing first. Opener batsman Rituraj Gaikwad scored a half-century. In reply, Gujarat Titans achieved the target by losing 3 wickets. Wriddhiman Saha scored an unbeaten 67 and played an important role in winning the team. This is Gujarat’s 10th win in 13 matches. In this way it has been decided to stay in top-2. That is, the team will now directly enter Qualifier-1.
CSK gave Sri Lankan fast bowler Mathisha Pathirana a chance in the match. The action of this 19-year-old fast bowler is similar to that of former veteran Lasith Malinga. As soon as he created history, he took a wicket on his very first ball of the T20 league. He dismissed opener batsman Shubman Gill of Gujarat. After the match, MS Dhoni said that Pathirana is a good player. His action is exactly like that of Malinga. His slow ball is very good.
What a first delivery on your IPL debut while schooling at Trinity College! pic.twitter.com/jhrMWe4dYh
— Damith Weerasinghe (@Damith1994) May 15, 2022
Took 2 wickets, did not score 8 balls
Mathisha Pathirana has also appeared in the Under-19 World Cup. He bowled 3.1 overs in the match. Took 2 wickets for 24 runs. No run was scored off his 8 balls. Before this match, he had played only 2 matches of T20 and took 2 wickets. He was included in the team by the team after the injury of New Zealand fast bowler Adam Milne. But it is clear from Dhoni’s words that he can remain in the team for a long time.
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MS Dhoni said that batting first was not easy. Apart from the fast bowlers, it was difficult to score runs against the spinners in the first half. Overall, we would like to give chance to some new players in the coming matches. In this match, the team made 4 changes in the playing-11.
Tags: Chennai super kings, Hardik Pandya, IPL, IPL 2022, ms dhoni
FIRST PUBLISHED : May 15, 2022, 19:53 IST