Chennai Super Kings defeated Royal Challengers Bangalore by eight wickets in IPL 2020. However, the path ahead of the team has not changed much from this match. If KKR’s team wins on 26 October, CSK’s journey will end in this season. But Mahendra Singh Dhoni wants his players to enjoy every moment of these last painful 12 hours. (CSK won against RCB)
KKR has 12 points and if they win against Kings XI Punjab on Monday, they will get 14 points. Mumbai Indians, Delhi Capitals, and Royal Challengers Bangalore have 14 points each. Chennai will be able to take only 12 points if they win both the next matches.
Dhoni praised Gaikwad
In the eight-wicket win over RCB, the players of Chennai performed like that, Dhoni wanted the same game from them throughout the tournament. He said that it was one of the perfect performances. Everyone implemented the strategy. We took wickets and stopped them on low scores. He also praised economical bowling spinners Imran Tahir and Mitchell Santner besides batsman Rituraj Gaikwad. (CSK won against RCB)
— Chennai Super Kings (@ChennaiIPL) October 25, 2020
Kohli said – the team did not play properly
At the same time, after the defeat, Kohli said that his team could not play to the best of his ability but admitted that he would have to face defeat in such a long league. He said after the match that a score of 140 plus was good on this pitch. We could have changed the pace and put the ball and should have added a bouncer to it. We could not do that. Kohli said, we gave the batsmen a chance to create pressure. This pitch cannot be estimated from the Chennai inning.
— Royal Challengers Bangalore (@RCBTweets) October 25, 2020
Kohli said that on the day of the match, it will have to come down with good preparation. All the teams have good players and everything depends on the performance of the match day. We are playing well and it has to be accepted that in such a long league, we will have to face defeat sometime.