‘I will not accept his answers today’ – Kris Srikkanth criticises MS Dhoni after CSK’s defeat against RR
The comments didn’t go down well with Srikkanth, who felt that CSK’s team selection went awry.
Updated - Oct 20, 2020 3:08 pm
Kris Srikkanth, the former Indian cricketer, lashed out at MS Dhoni after the Chennai Super Kings (CSK) lost to the Rajasthan Royals (RR) by seven wickets at the Sheikh Zayed Stadium in Abu Dhabi. With the defeat, Dhoni and Co went to the bottom of the points table with three wins from 10 matches and are on the verge of getting eliminated before the playoffs.
After the defeat on Monday night, Dhoni said that ‘lack of spark in youngsters’ was one of the reasons behind CSK falling behind. The comments didn’t go down well with Srikkanth, who felt that CSK’s team selection went awry.
“I won’t accept what Dhoni is saying. This talk of process, process… I won’t agree with that. You’re talking about process, but the process of selection itself is wrong,” Srikkanth was quoted as saying by India Today.
“A guy like Jagadeesan… you’re saying youngsters don’t have spark, does Kedar Jadhav have spark? Did Piyush Chawla show spark? Come on, this is all ridiculous, I will not accept his answers today. By going on and on about the process, CSK’s tournament is going to end.”
“By saying that they will give opportunities from now to youngsters… come on, Jagadeesan showed some spark,” the veteran stated.
Jagadeesan made his debut after Jadhav was for the match against the Royal Challengers Bangalore (RCB) on October 10. In that game, Jagadeesan scored 33 runs off 28 balls with the help of four fours. However, he, again, went back to the benches.
I won’t accept MS Dhoni saying that the ball didn’t grip, says Srikkanth
“At least Karn Sharma was getting wickets even if he was expensive. Piyush Chawla was brought into the attack after the match was done and dusted. Dhoni is a great cricketer, there is no doubt about that but I won’t accept him saying that the ball didn’t grip. I won’t accept that,” Srikkanth added.
Batting first, CSK posted a mere 125 on the board against RR. Ravindra Jadeja top-scored with a 30-ball 35 even as Sam Curran and Dhoni notched scores in the 20s. During the run-chase, Jos Buttler dominated the CSK bowling and helped RR chase the target down with 15 balls to spare.
The Super Kings are next scheduled to face the Mumbai Indians (MI) on Friday, October 23 at the Sharjah Cricket Stadium.
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