On April 21 evening at the MA Chidambaram Stadium in Chennai, Chennai Super Kings secured a significant seven-wicket triumph over Sunrisers Hyderabad in the Indian Premier League (IPL) 2023.
In the first innings, Sunrisers had to bat first and managed to score 134 runs, with Abhishek Sharma being the top scorer, contributing 34 runs off 26 deliveries, which included three boundaries and a six. During the innings, Ravindra Jadeja took three wickets, including Abhishek Sharma’s wicket.
In the second innings, Devon Conway led Chennai’s run chase with a smooth and effortless knock of 77 runs from 57 balls, including 12 boundaries and a six. As a result of this victory, Chennai Super Kings have climbed to the third spot in the standings, behind Rajasthan and Lucknow due to run rate.
Eoin Morgan, World Cup winning captain and JioCinema IPL expert, recently highlighted the immense impact of MS Dhoni’s composed leadership style on the entire Chennai Super Kings team. Morgan emphasized that Dhoni’s positive energy and experience have been instrumental in propelling the team’s success.
He said that despite his calm demeanor, Dhoni remains animated during games, and his knowledge of the sport is evident in the way he shares information with the team after each match. Morgan spoke highly of Dhoni’s leadership, describing it as great to witness.
In addition to acknowledging Dhoni’s current influence on the Chennai Super Kings team, Eoin Morgan also pointed out that the team will only realize the full extent of Dhoni’s leadership value when he is no longer with them.
Morgan emphasized that Dhoni’s guidance has been especially crucial for key players on the team who are currently performing at a high level and that when Dhoni eventually retires, his absence will be felt, and the team will miss his positive impact on and off the field.
“It’s great to see these guys, they are very grateful for him as a leader, but you’ll only realize how much he’s missed when he goes. That’s going to be the effect. His impact of leading key players in the side who are key performers for the CSK at the moment will miss him when he finishes,” said the England’s World Cup winning captain.