Since none of the teams have made it to the playoffs yet, every game from here on out is much more important. So, because of how tough the competition is in the IPL 2023, Kolkata Knight Riders beat Chennai Super Kings by six wickets in another must-win match to stay in the competition. After the game, MS Dhoni, the captain of CSK, said that he was happy with Shivam Dube, a hitter with a big bat.
Dhoni also praised Dube’s performance and said that he has been doing well for the team by getting some important runs in the middle overs. The famous captain did not say more about what he and the southpaw talked about, but he did tell Dubey not to be happy with what he has done so far.
“Well, he and Shivam Dube have talked a lot. What we said to him should stay in the locker room.” What does he need to improve on? Very happy with what he’s done so far, but it’s important for him to keep going game after game and not be happy with what he’s done so far. He has done that for us in the middle overs to help us get as many runs as possible. So I just hope he keeps going,” Dhoni said during the presentation after the game.
So far in the event, the 29-year-old has had a great time. He has scored 363 runs in 11 innings, giving him a good average of 40.33 and an impressive strike rate of 157.14. So far in the event, he has also hit three 50s, with the best being 52 runs.
In the most recent game between the CSK and the KKR, the CSK won the toss and chose to bat first. However, the KKR bowlers did a great job of spinning the ball in the first ten overs, which gave the CSK a hard time. At one point, the hosts were down to 72/5, but Shivam Dube and Ravindra Jadeja put together a vital 68-run partnership that helped them get to a good score. But since the dew didn’t start to fall until the end of the game, KKR was able to beat the score with nine deliveries to spare, despite some early problems.
Chahar is certainly a plus: Dhoni MS
MS Dhoni also said that Deepak Chahar was a great batsman because he could swing the ball in both ways. He even said that having someone like Chahar on the team is a good thing because he brings so much knowledge to the group.
“He is someone who hits the ball and knows enough about the game to know where to keep the fielders and bowls in that way. He is certainly a plus. At times… I think he has enough experience now to know that if the ball isn’t moving, what length to bowl?,” Dhoni said.