IPL 2021: CSK engage in a banter with Scott Styris after he predicts another poor season for the franchise
Styris predicted that CSK will end at 8th place in IPL 2021.
Updated - Apr 4, 2021 3:36 pm
Chennai Super Kings (CSK) have reacted hilariously to their former all-rounder Scott Styris’ prediction about them in the upcoming season of the Indian Premier League (IPL). CSK will be desperate for a strong outing in IPL 2021 after their disastrous campaign in the last edition. In IPL 2020, CSK looked like a pale shadow of their usual self throughout the competition.
In the absence of their batting mainstay Suresh Raina, CSK could not get the right team balance. Eventually, they failed to make it to the playoffs for the first time in IPL history. At one stage, it looked like they would finish at the bottom of the table after managing just 3 wins from 11 games. However, wins in the following three games helped them avoid the bottom place as they finished at the seventh spot.
The MS Dhoni-led side will be desperate to do well this season and show that the failure in IPL 2020 was just a one-off. The Chennai-based outfit has been boosted by the return of Raina as well as some new additions like Moeen Ali and Krishnappa Gowtham.
CSK engage in banter with Scott Styris
As CSK look forward to putting up a good show in IPL 2021, Scott Styris recently predicted another poor outing for them. The former New Zealand star recently took to Twitter to predict the standing of all the teams. He predicted Mumbai Indians to win the title once again. Styris then picked Delhi Capitals, Punjab Kings and Sunrisers Hyderabad for the second, third, and fourth spot respectively.
Regarding CSK, Styris predicted that his former IPL team would not only miss out on the playoffs but would finish at the bottom of the points table. CSK took cognizance of the tweet and questioned Styris for his prediction. Posting an old picture of the former cricketer in a CSK kit, the franchise wrote: “Ex Machi. Why Machi? #Yellove Machi (Machi is a Tamil word for brother-in-law).”
— Chennai Super Kings (@ChennaiIPL) April 4, 2021
Styris then hilariously posted a GIF to issue his apology and joked that CSK head coach Stephen Fleming has already told him off, tweeting: “I consider myself reprimanded. Super coach @SPFleming7 has already told me off”
— Scott Styris (@scottbstyris) April 4, 2021
Meanwhile, IPL 2021 is scheduled to get underway on April 9 with a match between Mumbai Indians and Royal Challengers Bangalore in Chennai. CSK, on the other hand, will open their campaign the next day against Delhi Capitals in Mumbai.