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Thala Dhoni left his fans shocked as he stated that they'll have a new captain - Know the reason

Tuesday, April 4, 2023 • Tamil Comments
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Thala Dhoni-led Chennai Super Kings forayed back to their home ground, Chepauk stadium in Chennai. CSK played an IPL match at the home pitch with the Tamil audience after almost four years. The Yellow Army played against Lucknow Super Giants last night. LSG won the toss and chose to field first.

Ruturaj Gaikwad and Devon Conway gave a fiery start for CSK by scoring 80 runs in the powerplay. Rutu smashed 57 runs and Devon collected 47 runs. Shivam Dube, Moeen Ali and Ambati Rayudu scored 27, 19 and 27 respectively. Then, MS Dhoni came to the crease in the final over and smoked two sixes in Mark Wood's ball. CSK put 217 runs on the board at the end of 20 overs.

CSK bowlers managed to defend and the Yellow brigade won by 12 runs. Moeen Ali and Mitchell Santner bowled an impressive spell. Ali took four wickets and only conceded 26 runs in four overs. On the downside, the fast bowlers bowled too many extras resulting in a slow over rate. 13 wides and 3 no-balls were bowled by CSK last night. Thala Dhoni talked about this issue at the post-match presentation.

Dhoni said, "Fast bowling, we need to slightly improve. We need to bowl according to the conditions. One more thing is they'll have to bowl no no-balls or extra wides. Or they'll have to play under a new captain. It will be my second warning and then I'll be off." Fans were shocked about the statement thinking that he is warning that he'll resign from the captaincy.

But MS Dhoni was talking about the slow overrate consequences. As per the new IPL rules, the captain will face a one-match ban and have to pay a Rs 30 lakh fine if a team gets a slow overrate warning three times in the same season. He said that he has already received two warnings. MSD would have been fined Rs 12 lakh and Rs 24 lakh for the first two warnings.

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