News Karnataka
Friday, November 26 2021

Cricket

CSK just go out and do their job

CSK just go out and do their job

Dubai: In 14 editions of the Indian Premier League (IPL) held so far, Chennai Super Kings a.k.a. CSK have won the title four times, finished runner-up five times, were placed third once, and ended fourth once. They were suspended for two seasons and it was only in the 2020 season that they failed to qualify for the playoffs, eventually finishing seventh.

That makes CSK one of the most successful franchises in the IPL and definitely the most consistent.

The owners and support staff do their stuff to maintain this high level of consistency. It would also require lot of planning and strategizing, especially by the players. Then they execute the plans perfectly in the field.

However, Mahendra Singh Dhoni has been CSK’s captain since the league started in 2008. They don’t plan or strategize too much before the game. The nets are more of one-on-one sessions.

“Frankly no chats, we don’t talk a lot {in team meetings}. It’s more one-on-one, our practice sessions are meeting sessions. The moment you get into a team room, it brings about different pressure. Our practice sessions have been good,” Dhoni said after the final. The chat sessions don’t last more than 20 minutes as that’s the attention span for a normal person.

If a meeting goes beyond 20 minutes, players lose interest, he added.

CSK head coach Stephen Fleming too said they don’t go too deep in analytics and numbers. They believe in developing relationships with players.

“We don’t get too deep into analytics and numbers, we go with gut feel and developing relationships with players, it’s old-school but it works for us. The years tick by, we’ve done work over the years gone by, we’ve got some great memories. Very proud to have been with one franchise and have success,” Fleming, the former New Zealand captain said after the final on Friday.

In the final, CSK set up a big target of 193 and then defended it successfully, keeping their nerves even when Kolkata Knight Riders’ openers Shubman Gill and Venkatesh Iyer raised 91 runs for the first wicket. There was no panic in CSK ranks and the players went about performing their roles and things just fell in place.

MANY DROPS MAKE AN OCEAN
Support NewsKarnataka's quality independent journalism with a small contribution.

How useful was this post?

Click on a star to rate it!

Average rating 0 / 5. Vote count: 0

No votes so far! Be the first to rate this post.

Leave a Reply

Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *

Visit 7Jackpots and find the best online casinos in India! Play the most popular casino games for real money!

Find the best odds at 10Cric and ipl betting 2021! Signup today and get up to a 100% deposit bonus.

Subscribe Newsletter

Get latest news karnataka updates on your email.

error: Content is protected !!