The Chennai Super Kings (CSK), captained by MS Dhoni, will face Rajasthan Royals at the MA Chidambaram Stadium in Chennai on Wednesday, April 12. Prior to this significant match, former Indian cricketer Sunil Gavaskar suggested that the captain should elevate himself in the batting order to score some “big runs.”
The team is riding high on confidence with two back-to-back wins in the current IPL 2023 season. In addition, Dhoni, who has batted twice in three games, has demonstrated flashes of his explosive batting ability.
Sunil Gavaskar suggested that MS Dhoni, the skipper of Chennai Super Kings (CSK), should promote himself up the batting order to help the team score “big runs” in their upcoming game against Rajasthan Royals at the MA Chidambaram Stadium in Chennai. Despite batting only twice in three matches, Dhoni has shown flashes of his explosive batting abilities.
In the first match against Gujarat, he remained unbeaten on 14 runs off seven balls, including a six and a boundary. In the second game against LSG, he hammered two sixes off the first two deliveries he faced.
Sunil Gavaskar, while speaking on Star Sports, expressed his hope that MS Dhoni would promote himself higher in the batting order in the upcoming IPL 2023 matches. Gavaskar emphasized that Dhoni’s batting prowess could make a significant difference for CSK, and he is capable of scoring big runs. He further added that if the skipper gets to play more than just two or three overs in the games, it would only benefit the franchise.
“I am hoping MS Dhoni promotes himself higher in the batting order. So that he gets to play more than two or three overs in the games. He can make that difference for CSK with his batting because he is capable of scoring big runs,” Gavaskar said in a show while speaking on Star Sports.
MS Dhoni, the iconic keeper-batter of CSK, is close to etching his name in the annals of the top-tier league. Dhoni is set to lead the Yellow Army for the 200th time, a record number of times by any player in IPL history. Dhoni has captained on 213 occasions in the IPL for CSK and Rising Pune Supergiants, winning 125 games and losing 87 with one no result.