IPL 2024; Stephen Fleming on MS Dhoni Batting

CSK Coach Fleming on MS Dhoni: Chennai

Super Kings head coach Stephen Fleming said that when it comes to awareness of the game, there is no match to Mahendra Singh Dhoni, who, while batting for the first time in this season of IPL, Spread the glow of. Chennai had to face defeat by 20 runs against Delhi Capitals here on Sunday, which is its first defeat in the current season. If Dhoni, who came to bat at number eight, had not played an unbeaten inning of 37 runs in 16 balls, the margin of defeat would have been greater. Dhoni, who played his last match for India in 2019, had his knee operated last year.

Coach Fleming said on Dhoni's batting 

Fleming told reporters after the match, "It was a beautiful innings." He was performing well since the practice session before the start of the tournament. He has made a comeback after recovering from a serious injury. His batting was excellent. This gave the team positive energy at the end of a difficult day. The former New Zealand captain said, "It was important to get close to the target in terms of run rate and he understands this very well. The way he batted was brilliant.

Coach Fleming said on the first defeat of the season 

Regarding the first defeat of the season, Fleming said, "This result reflects our performance today." We could not perform as expected today. We did not have a good start in the first six overs in both the innings.

Delhi Capitals fast bowler Khalil Ahmed had sent Chennai on the back foot by performing brilliantly with the new ball. He said that he was waiting for such a performance for a long time. Khalil said, "I was waiting for such a performance for the team for a long time." When I started, I realized that I was getting a good swing, so I maintained confidence in it and did not give any chance to the opposition team.