Chennai Super Kings share memories of CLT20 on third anniversary of title win
The Super Kings tweeted about the title win giving special recognition to Suresh Raina and Pawan Negi for their stellar efforts in the night of the finals.
Published - Oct 4, 2017 10:24 pm | Updated - Oct 4, 2017 10:24 pm
October 4 marked three years since the Chennai Super Kings won the Champions League T20. The official Twitter handle of the team graced the occasion by tweeting about it. It ended up being the sixth and last edition of the Champions League that CSK ended as champions. They had also won the previous edition in 2010.
The final was played between Super Kings and the Kolkata Knight Riders, both being franchisees from the Indian Premier League. The teams have always enjoyed stiff competition whenever they locked horns and with this being the pinnacle of all the T20 leagues, it ended up being a thriller as promised.
Kolkata who were put in to bat rode on some sensational batting by skipper Gautam Gambhir. While the middle order began to collapse as soon as he was dismissed, Yusuf Pathan’s late charge ensured that KKR ended up registering a total of 180/6 in their quota of 20 overs. For CSK, Pawan Negi had stupendous figures of 5/22.
Chennai didn’t have a great start either before Suresh Raina took over and scored an astounding century on the day of the finals. He hit a phenomenal 8 sixes in his innings. The game was finished in style with a six, punched over long on by none other than skipper MS Dhoni. CSK ended up winning their second Champions League title and fourth title overall, having won the IPL twice.
Chennai was one of the two teams along with Mumbai Indians to win the now-defunct tournament twice. Mumbai had won in 2011 and later in 2013.
CSK tweeted about the title win giving special recognition to Suresh Raina and Pawan Negi for their stellar efforts on the night of the finals: “Years pass. Memories don’t.
Kudos to @iampawannegi’s 5/22 & @ImRaina’s 109*
The Lions won it on Oct 4, #WorldAnimalDay.
Here’s the tweet by their official handle:
— Chennai Super Kings (@ChennaiIPL) October 4, 2017