The IPL 2023 Qualifier 1 took place on Tuesday, May 23, at the MA Chidambaram Stadium in Chennai. Chennai Super Kings beat Gujarat Titans by 15 runs. MS Dhoni’s team was in the final for the last time in the 2021 season. They beat Kolkata Knight Riders in Dubai and won their fourth title. CSK’s return to the summit clash comes after it had its second-worst IPL season and finished ninth out of the ten teams in 2022.
The win in Qualifier 1 was also the first time in four games that Chennai Super Kings beat the Titans. The first game of the IPL 2023 took place on March 31 in Ahmedabad. The home team won by five runs. Also, CSK’s win was its fifth in Qualifier 1 games since the playoffs started in 2011.
CSK has won four titles, but they have been knocked out of the IPL finals five times. Three of those times, Mumbai Indians beat them, and Kolkata Knight Riders and Rajasthan Royals each beat them once. Aside from this, as the coveted brand nears another big milestone, here are three records that will be broken if the team led by MS Dhoni wins the IPL in 2023.
CSK will have five wins when he joins MI.
If Chennai Super Kings beat Gujarat Titans in the IPL final on Sunday, they would join Mumbai Indians as the only teams to have won five IPL titles. CSK has won the IPL four times, while MI has won it five times. The years that Super Kings won the IPL were 2010, 2011, 2018, and 2021. The years that MI won the IPL were 2013, 2015, 2017, 2019, and 2020. It will also tie Rohit Sharma, the captain of MI, with MS Dhoni as the most successful leader.
MS Dhoni will be the IPL’s leader with the most wins at the age of 37.
MS Dhoni, CSK’s leader supreme, has always been a strong supporter of the team. If they beat Gujarat Titans in the final, MS Dhoni would be the oldest captain in IPL history to win the title at age 41. It will also be a huge turning point in the story of the Indians.
Ruturaj Gaikwad, the starter for CSK, is on the verge of making history.
If Ruturaj Gaikwad gets 36 runs or more in the final and CSK wins, he will be the only player to have scored 600+ runs for an IPL team in two different seasons where they won the title. In IPL 2021, the batter for Chennai got 635 runs, but he or she only got 564 runs this season.
The stage is also set for the IPL 2023 final, which will be played on Sunday, May 28, between MS Dhoni’s Chennai Super Kings (CSK) and Hardik Pandya’s Gujarat Titans.