IPL 2023: 2 balls spoil CSK’s game, Dhoni expresses displeasure, warns team after defeat


Gujarat Titans beat CSK in the opening match of IPL 2023
Mahendra Singh Dhoni listed the reasons for CSK’s defeat after the match

New Delhi. In the opening match of IPL 2023, defending champions Gujarat Titans defeated Chennai Super Kings by 5 wickets. Hardik Pandya’s Gujarat Titans got a target of 179 runs to win, which Gujarat achieved by losing 5 wickets in the last over. This is CSK’s third consecutive defeat against Gujarat Titans. Dhoni’s team had lost two matches in the last season as well. After the defeat, CSK captain Mahendra Singh Dhoni expressed anger over a mistake of the team and warned the team for the upcoming matches.

Mahendra Singh Dhoni said after the match against Gujarat Titans, we scored few runs less. If there were 15-20 more runs, it would have been better. We all knew that the effect of dew would definitely be there. The match started at 7.30 pm. In the beginning, the ball was coming a little late. If we had batted sensibly instead of hitting big shots in the middle order, things would have been different.

Dhoni looked angry about the no-ball
Dhoni was more displeased with the mistake than the defeat, which is considered a crime in T20. That’s a no-ball. Dhoni openly expressed his displeasure after the defeat. He said that we cannot throw no-balls in T20. We should avoid this mistake. Because it is under our control. A total of 2 no-balls were thrown in the match by Chennai Super Kings and it overshadowed the team. Because a total of 14 runs came on these 2 balls.

2 no-balls cost CSK
The first no-ball from Chennai Super Kings was done by all-rounder Rajvardhan Hangargekar in the fourth over. The second ball of his over was a no-ball. Gujarat Titans got a free hit on this. In an attempt to avoid this, Rajvardhan put the next ball wide. After this, Wriddhiman Saha hit a four on the next ball of Rajvardhan. That is, due to a no-ball by Rajvardhan, Gujarat got 6 runs.

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In the very next over, impact player Tushar Deshpande also bowled a no ball. Got 1 more run on it. The next ball was a free hit. Shubman Gill hit a six on this. That is, Gujarat got 8 runs on a no-ball. In this way, CSK had to suffer the loss of 2 no balls. Gujarat scored a total of 14 runs in these 2 balls. It is not easy for any captain to digest it. This was the reason that Dhoni also expressed his displeasure about the no-ball.

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