Chennai Super Kings (CSK) have by far renowned as the most successful franchise in the 12 years history of the Indian Premier League (IPL). The three-time champions have qualified for the playoffs in every season except for 2016 and 2017, when they were out of the frame due to suspension. After registering a sensational 6-wicket victory over Sunrisers Hyderabad (SRH) last night, the MS Dhoni-led team successfully booked a place in the IPL 2019 playoffs and also returned at the top position on the points table, by dethroning the Delhi Capitals (DC).
Dhoni hesitates from revealing CSK’s success mantra
During the post-match presentation ceremony after the spectacular 6-wicket win, CSK skipper MS Dhoni in a comical way, mentioned that if he reveals his team’s success mantra, he won’t get any buyers at the next auction. “(On CSK’s mantra of success) if I tell everyone what it is, then they won’t buy me at the auctions. It’s a trade secret,” quoted MS Dhoni.
Huge credit goes to the support staff
Dhoni noted that the Chennai crowd and the franchise’s support been the essential combinations for CSK’s fantastic run. He also stated that the support staff’s contribution has played a very important role in keeping a good atmosphere for the team and other individuals.
“The crowd support and franchise’s support are key of course. Huge credit has to also go to the support staff who play a huge role in keeping the team atmosphere good for the team and other individuals,” the CSK skipper added.
While speaking on his fitness, Dhoni revealed that his back is surely holding up. However, he also clarified that the condition is not worsening. He stated that with the 2019 World Cup just around the corner, he cannot afford these things.
“The back is holding up, it’s not getting worse, with the World Cup coming up, can’t afford that, because that’s too important,” Dhoni inferred.
Dhoni further mentioned that in case the condition of his back becomes worse, he will take some time-off. However, he did state that at this level, players have to be on the field even with some niggle or other issues.
“If it becomes worse, I certainly take some time off but at this level you play with some niggle or the other. Because if you wait to get fully fit, then there will be a gap of five years between two matches,” the CSK skipper added.