Ashish Nehra reveals the reason behind CSK's success and RCB's failure in the IPL

Ashish Nehra reveals the reason behind CSK’s success and RCB’s failure in the IPL

According to Nehra, making too many changes to the playing and coaching staffs has dented RCB's success in the league.

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Virat Kohli checks MS Dhoni’s thumb. (Photo Source: Twitter)

Chennai Super Kings have been one of the most consistent franchises in the history of Indian Premier League. The Dhoni-led side has reached the playoffs of the IPL in every season they have played in while winning the title on three occasions. CSK has three IPL titles and two Champions League trophies under their belt.

Former Indian fast bowler Ashish Nehra, who has played for five different teams in the tournament, has revealed why CSK has been so consistent since the inception of IPL. The pacer credited the team atmosphere for continued success at the franchise. Furthermore, he also picked CSK as the team he enjoyed the most playing for in the IPL.

“The team atmosphere at CSK is unique. That’s why the team hasn’t just been successful but extremely consistent,” Nehra told Aakash Chopra during an online chat.

“The reason for the consistency is India Cements. They have been running cricket in south India for so many years, so they know the game. On top of it they got a captain like MS Dhoni.”

“The CSK management supports MS Dhoni completely. The problem is that management in some franchises think they know the game better that then players and coaches. MS Dhoni never had to face that. Thus, if there’s no interference and you are able to keep the same team for 2-3 years, the results do come,” he added.

‘RCB have always had a strong team’: Ashish Nehra

Royal Challengers Bangalore, on the contrary, have been one of the most inconsistent teams in the tournament as they have failed to clinch the IPL trophy even once. According to Nehra, making too many changes to the playing and coaching staffs has dented RCB’s success in the league.

“RCB have always had a strong team but still they have struggled. The management changed three years ago and it has now changed again. I feel the management there has a long way to go when it comes to cricket. But in India, everyone has an opinion on cricket and they have it too,” opined Nehra.

“But the business from which they have come and what cricket is there’s a difference of chalk and cheese. Hopefully, they understand it sooner or later,” added the former India pacer.