IPL 2021: CSK coach Stephen Fleming gives an update on MS Dhoni’s parents COVID situation
Stephen Fleming also opined that people are going through tough times in India.
Updated - Apr 22, 2021 10:16 am
Mahendra Singh Dhoni’s parents were infected with the deadly Covid-19 disease and were admitted to the hospital on 21st April 2021. But then, the Head Coach of the CSK side, Stephen Fleming has stated that there is not much talk about Dhoni’s family in the team dressing room.
Adding that the team management is aware of Dhoni’s family situation, Fleming revealed that he had a chat with Dhoni and the situation is under control for now. The Chennai coach also added that the health of Dhoni’s parents will be monitored for the next few days.
Fleming also opined that people are going through tough times in India. He concluded by stating that the team will provide adequate support to Dhoni and hoped that his family recovers quickly.
“Not a lot of talk about this [Dhoni’s family situation] between the players. But from the management’s point of view, we are well aware of his family’s situation. A support has been set up for his family. I had a talk with MS and the situation is under control for now. We will monitor the situation for the next few days.
It’s a tough time for everybody, especially in India at the moment. We are spending quite a lot of time talking about care in the wider group of friends and family. We have that responsibility to ensure MS [Dhoni] has the support that he needs. We hope his family recovers quickly,” said Fleming in the post-match press conference.
MS Dhoni-led Chennai Super Kings beat Kolkata Knight Riders
On 21st April 2021, the Chennai Super Kings (CSK) side beat the Kolkata Knight Riders (KKR) in a high-scoring thriller by 18 runs. After being asked to bat first by the opposition, the Chennai side posted a mammoth total of 220/3 on the board. While opening batsman Faf du Plessis scored a sparkling 95*, Ruturaj Gaikwad shone with a resplendent 64.
Even though the Kolkata outfit was reduced to 31/5 in reply, the likes of Andre Russell and Pat Cummins spearheaded a sensational comeback for the Kolkata side with the willow in hand. While Russell blasted 54 at a strike rate of 245.45, Cummins helped himself to a whirlwind 66* off 34 deliveries.
The Chennai Super Kings (CSK) will play their next match on 25th April 2021 against the Royal Challengers Bangalore (RCB) outfit.