MS Dhoni's wicket was key to restrict CSK: Mitchell McClenaghan

He asserted as to how the team needs a collective effort to stage a comeback in the tournament

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Mumbai Indians broke their jinx of last over losses with a win against Chennai Super Kings. It was skipper Rohit Sharma who led from the front with an unbeaten 56 runs from 33 balls. Table toppers Chennai Super Kings who won their previous three games lost to bottom-ranked Mumbai Indians.

Mitchell McClenaghan’s over in the death was crucial for MI in restricting CSK’s total. Speaking to the media at the post match press conference, McClenaghan asserted the turning point of the game and as to how the team needs a collective effort to stage a comeback in the tournament.

Dhoni’s wicket was crucial in that period of the game

Coming in to bowl the 18th over, Mitchell McClenaghan bowled a splendid over conceding just four runs. He also accounted for the important wickets of MS Dhoni and Dwayne Bravo. He remarked that Dhoni’s wicket turned out to be a key moment for the Mumbai Indians.

“I think Dhoni if he gets going towards the end, we all know how destructive he can be, so it was a key wicket. Obviously, I was lucky with the full toss, it was not perfectly executed but the idea was to take the angle away from him, try and get him to target that short boundary. So it was crucial in that period of the game.” he was quoted as saying by Sportstar.

Even CSK’s coach Stephen Fleming admitted that MSD’s wicket was a turning point of the game.

Mumbai has a history of winning titles not with individuals but as a team

Mumbai Indians have known to be slow starters in the IPL. They have struggled to win the crucial moments in the last over. Mitchell McClenaghan portrayed that the team had earlier failed to execute their plans. He further spoke about Mumbai’s past records and how the team needs to step up together in order to make a difference.

“We lost a couple of games in the last few overs and we have all been guilty of not executing our plans. It is about having a positive mentality and play fearlessly and the encouragement has to come from the whole group. I think the important thing is that we win and lose together. It’s not just one person who is going to get us out of this hole, it’s going to be a collective effort. Mumbai has had a history of winning titles without individuals.”

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