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Veteran middle-order batsman, Faf du Plessis has revealed the reason behind Chennai Super Kings’ success in the Indian Premier League (IPL). Chennai Super Kings have been one of the most successful franchises of the cash-rich league. So far, they have won a total of three IPL titles and have won the most number of matches by any team taking part in the competition.
MS Dhoni has been one of the key reasons behind CSK’s success in recent years as he has led them ever since the inception of the tournament. Apart from that, CSK had built a very strong squad throughout their stint in the cash-rich league. They were banned for two years due to the fixing scandals in the IPL. However, they made a strong comeback in the tournament by lifting the trophy in 2018.
Now, one of their marquee players, Faf du Plessis, has shed light on the reasons behind Chennai’s staggering success and their rich vein of form in the Indian Premier League.
Faf du Plessis Sheds Light On The Reasons Behind CSK’s Success In The IPL
Speaking about his association with the franchise during an Instagram Live session with former Zimbabwe pacer Pommie Mbangwa, du Plessis revealed the reasons behind the team’s consistency.
“There is a confidence in the CSK dressing room that someone will pull it through for us, and on each occasion, it is someone different. The guys share the load in winning games, it is a confidence thing by doing it again and again,” Faf du Plessis told Mbangwa during the chat.
“With Chennai, my experience there has been that of a calm dressing room. There are a lot of thinking cricketers in the dressing room,” Faf du Plessis added.
Speculations Intensify Over IPL 2020 Future
IPL 2020 was scheduled to start from March 29, but due to the outbreak of the COVID-19 pandemic, the BCCI postponed it until April 15. As the nationwide lockdown extended in India, BCCI suspended IPL 2020 Indefinitely. Now, with the situation worsening, it seems a huge possibility that IPL stands nothing but cancelled this year.
On April 10, latest reports suggested that the BCCI is probing into the July window to conduct the IPL and it could take place behind closed doors. However, all hopes once again vanished as the BCCI suspended the Indian Premier League (IPL) 2020 indefinitely in the light of the coronavirus pandemic. With COVID-19 victims toll rising in India, cricket returning to India seems a possibility far from reality.