Mahendra Singh Dhoni, the skipper of the Indian Premier League side Chennai Super Kings, has a hunch of grin and bear the atmosphere of the UAE, which is going to be a massive challenge for his side. At the same time, he has the belief that the two-time champion CSK can reach to the semifinal of the seventh season.
“There are cricketers who are coming from the Asia Cup in Dhaka, some even from New Zealand. The challenge is the capability to acclimate and perform as quickly as possible.” Dhoni stated before their opening match of the IPL campaign against Kings XI Punjab here on Friday.
When he was asked about the weather of the UAE, he replied, “Yes, the weather is a bit different when you examine in contrast to Mumbai or Chennai or Kolkata. It is hot and sultry. But Delhi has very dry heat and this place is very much alike to that. It will be a challenge. But sports people cradle a lot at the beginning. But you don’t get bugged by it once we begin to play.”
CSK has always maintained their favorable position in the IPL throughout all seasons and this year it senses an arduous force by bragging players such as New Zealand skipper Brendon McCullum and the deadly Proteas Faf du Plessis also.
Afterwards, he has been asked the opportunities to defend the title, he said, “Uniformity at performing well and touching down the semifinals is our target firstly. We can’t confirm that we will win because all it takes is one distinctive to have a good day. The crucial thing is to touch down the semifinals and you up your match a bit. In knockout stages, you play in the hardest of your wherewithal. That becomes vital.” He posted on the official website of the IPL.
The CSK wicketkeeper-skipper banked on that it is quite good that the team has not altered too many things in it for the cash-rich tournament started in 2008.
The CSK wicketkeeper-batsman reckoned it was good that Super Kings have not made too many changes in the squad since the cash-rich league began in 2008. “The good thing is. We haven’t had so many changed players since season one.
We attempt to sustain as many as attainable. And as a squad, we tempt fortune what each one’s roles and responsibilities are. And we attempt to learn as we are making mistakes; we want to keep that as low as possible,” Dhoni signed off.