‘It can happen’ – Virender Sehwag feels CSK can qualify for IPL 2022 playoffs under MS Dhoni
CSK registered a much-needed win after MS Dhoni resumed as captain.
Updated - May 3, 2022 6:52 pm
MS Dhoni was re-appointed as the Chennai Super Kings captain after the defending champions’ underwhelming performances in the IPL 2022 where they could only manage two wins from eight outings prior to their clash against the Sunrisers Hyderabad on May 1. Meanwhile, CSK got the better of SRH by 13 runs and earned those two precious points.
After the title-holders registered their third win of the season, former India vice-captain Virender Shewag has reckoned that Chennai under the leadership of Dhoni can reach the playoffs this time around. He recalled the Commonwealth Bank tri-series of the 2007/08 season when a young Indian team made history on Australian soil.
I have seen Indian cricket change under MS Dhoni: Virender Sehwag
“I have been with that man since 2005 and I have seen Indian cricket change under him,” Sehwag said while speaking on Cricbuzz. “After that, we won several ICC knockouts, home series under him, the ones which we used to lose before but they turned into victories. So keeping that in mind, I am saying that it can happen [CSK winning 6 games in a row].”
CSK are now at the ninth spot in the points table with three wins from nine matches and six points to their tally. They need to win all their remaining fixtures from hereon to give themselves a chance to make it into the final four as they look forward to successfully defending their title. It was under Dhoni’s reign that CSK won their record fourth title last season and this time, he would once again be expected to do the unthinkable as Chennai eye a record-equaling fifth IPL crown.
A pumped-up Chennai Super Kings will next be seen in action against the southern rivals Royal Challengers Bangalore at the Maharashtra Cricket Association Stadium in Pune on May 4. RCB themselves are struggling, having lost three consecutive games in one week against SRH, Rajasthan Royals and Gujarat Titans respectively.
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