After Chennai Super Kings become the first team to be eliminated from Indian Premier League 2020 on Sunday, Sakshi Dhoni, wife of CSK captain MS Dhoni, has penned down a beautiful and emotional note for the franchise.
This hasn’t been a season for Chennai Super Kings in UAE. Their troubles started even before the inaugural match of season, when two of their seasoned campaigners Harbhajan Singh and Suresh Raina pulled out of tournament.
With the progress of tournament, the things have only gone bad to worse for the Chennai based franchise as their ever-aging team has often failed to fire in unison. In the big grounds and sapping heat of UAE, the aging legs ‘Run Out of Juice’ and not investing in youth has cost them dearly this season.
On Sunday, though they registered a comprehensive win against Royal Challengers Bangalore (RCB) by eight wickets in afternoon, a Rajasthan Royals’ victory over Mumbai Indians in the evening match meant CSK are all but out of IPL 2020.
Sharing the note on her Instagram profile, Sakshi Dhoni wrote: “It’s just a game… You win some you lose some!! Years gone by are witness to some enthralling victories and a few agonising defeats! Celebrating one and being heartbroken by the other!! Some reasonable response others not so… Some win, some lose, and others miss… it’s just a game!! Many preachers and varied reactions! Allow emotions not to beat the very essence of sportsmanship…
“’It’s just a game!! No one wants to lose, but not all can be winners! When struck down, stunned, the walk back from the field seems long… Jubilant sounds and sighs add to the pain, inner strength takes control… It’s all just a game!! You were winners then; you are winners now! True warriors are born to fight as they will always be Super Kings in our hearts and in our minds!!”