CSK inspired by Dhoni’s Lesson: Reflect, Evolve, Conquer Again!

KS Bharat

Champions CSK pacer Tushar Deshpande and batter Shivam Dube have disclosed the post-match message delivered by skipper MS Dhoni following their victory in the IPL 2023. The final, which took place on the midnight of May 30 at the Narendra Modi Stadium in Ahmedabad, saw Dhoni’s team defeat the Gujarat Titans, led by Hardik Pandya, in a rain-shortened match. Also Dube, who played a crucial role by scoring an unbeaten 32 runs, shared that Dhoni provided him with clear instructions to boost his run rate. And emphasized the importance of finishing the task at hand, even if he gets dismissed early.

“Mahi bhai gave me clarity of thought. He told me what my role is. It was simple tujhe jaa kar team ka run rate badhana hai. (You have to increase the run rate). Even if I get out early no problem but try to complete the task given. The brief was clear,”

Dube said.

Dhoni gave the surety which is what players want: Tushar Deshpande

Despite conceding 56 runs in the summit clash, Deshpande revealed how the CSK captain, Dhoni, supported him. According to Deshpande, Dhoni mentioned that under the new Impact Player rule, a score of 200-plus has become the new normal. It is furthermore noteworthy that Deshpande, who finished his IPL 2023 campaign as CSK’s highest wicket-taker with 21 wickets, appreciated Dhoni’s backing.

“Once I didn’t bowl well, he came and said that with the new impact rule, 200 plus score is the new normal and he told me don’t worry about my place. He gave the surety which is what (young) players want,”

Deshpande said.

“He told everyone hard work is paid off. But do remember what we did right this year and where we went wrong. Mahi bhai said, ‘Yeh season tumko kya sikha ke gaya hai, aur aage kya karna hai, yeh zaroor sochna’. (What has this season taught you, and what to do next, do think about that),”

Deshpande further added.

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