After such a 13-run setback to Royal Challengers Bangalore, which brought the reigning champions to the verge of exclusion, Chennai Super Kings captain Mahendra Singh Dhoni chastised his hitters for poor shot selection. Royal Challengers Bangalore batted first and scored 173 runs before restricting Chennai Super Kings to 160 runs in their allotted 20 overs on Wednesday.
Chennai Super Kings- Dhoni Statements after match:
Dhoni expressed that his team did a good job limiting them to 170-plus runs. The team needed to get off to a solid start, all was up to par except for the strokeplay. Chennai Super Kings scored 54 runs without conceding a wicket in 6.3 innings, but they continued to lose wickets and fell short of the mark. Chennai super kings suffered their 7th defeat of the league.
Dhoni continued, “When you’re chasing, you know what’s necessary, and sometimes you have to control your instincts and see what the scenario actually demands instead of playing your shots.” Furthermore, he stated that the shot selection near the conclusion may have been better. We got off to a rocky beginning and had wickets in hand; the pitch improved as the game progressed, but we continued to lose wickets on a frequent basis.
Royal Challengers Bangalore- Faf du Plessis Statement After the match:
Despite three straight losses, victorious captain Faf du Plessis observed that only if his players can go back down the memory lane and at a few of the shots and they should have kept hold of such things, following is really about mathematics and hitting first is much more about intuition. As a hitter or spinner, you are eventually in the center and must make a decision.
He went on to say that they really required that. They scored a respectable total. They are on our way to achieving our goals. In terms of bowling, they have done quite well. He also remarked that 165 runs would indeed be excellent to get in his perspective. The fielding was unexpected. There was some excellent fielding and pitching. Furthermore, he stated that his squad must continue to improve in the hitting aspect. They desired one of the top 4 players to advance. Harshal Patel of Royal Challengers Bangalore was crowned Man of the Match for his 3 wickets for 35 runs.
He stated that he attempted to deliver it into the wickets in the first innings with the slower balls, and it kind of fluttered onto bat. He has started to work on improving his delivering timing skills.
Patel, a death overs expert, stressed the need of being conscious of the circumstances and also what the batsman is attempting to do. Royal Challengers Bangalore improved to 4th position in the overall standings with this victory.