CSK are table toper in points table with 8 wins and 16 points in 11 matches they have played so far in IPL 2019. MS Dhoni is backbone of Team India and if his back is not fit then he cannot provide support to Team India. This is what he said in post-match presentation yesterday, after defeating Sunrisers Hyderabad by 6 wickets. MS dhoni said that he is taking care of his back as World cup is scheduled just after IPL. He also praised Shane Watson for his brilliant innings of 96 runs in yesterday’s match.
What MSD said in post-match presentation?
I think you can give individuals some games and the team gives them the rest. Watson has been a match winner for us. He has been batting well in the nets. Whatever small innings he played so far, he was middling them well although he did struggle a bit. This is the time when you need to back them. The management’s thinking was to give him as many games as possible. And the team winning also means that a player gets more games than he would actually get. It’s good to see different individuals step up every game.”
“Nice to see our bowling department do well but would like our batting unit also get into the mode that’s necessary for the playoffs. (On CSK’s mantra of success) If I tell everyone what it is, then they won’t buy me at the auctions. It’s a trade secret. The crowd support and franchise’s support are key of course. Huge credit has to also go to the support staff who play a huge role in keeping the team atmoshphere good for the team and other individuals. Other than this, I can’t reveal anything till I retire. It’s alright, not showing signs of getting worse. With the World Cup coming, I need to be careful as that comes first”.