Irfan Pathan lavishes praise on CSK and MS Dhoni

KS Bharat

Former India pacer, Irfan Pathan has recently given huge laurels to Chennai Super Kings and their skipper, MS Dhoni.

After CSK beat Delhi Capitals in Chepauk, Pathan was all praises for the Yellow Army and Dhoni’s use of spinners in the game.

Now, CSK has maintained their 2nd position in the IPL points table after this massive win over DC and will now look to leapfrog Gujarat Titans.

Coming back to the game, Chennai Super Kings won the toss and decided to bat first. While the pitch was by no means an easy one to bat on, Dhoni and Shivam Dube’s innings did the trick for the hosts.

Moreover, they managed to post a total of 167 on the slow and sluggish track and asked Delhi to chase down 168 runs.

However, the runs proved to be too much for the DC batters as they got entangled in the web of spinners that Dhoni had set up for them.

Thus, in the end, Delhi lost the game by 27 runs and also their hopes for the playoffs.

Said Pathan after this game,

They always spin their web in bowling. If it is a slow pitch, no one manages the spinners better than Dhoni and he did that very well. The web they spun, the Delhi Capitals batters could never come out of it. A spinner was introduced only in the sixth over.

Adding further, he said,

The fast bowlers had taken wickets before that. We also saw a run-out. Then the one over from Jadeja, he was ripping the ball and there were also discussions in the middle between Dhoni and Jadeja about what could be done.

Pathan praises the innings of Dhoni and Shivam Dube

Meanwhile, Pathan was also full of praise for Dhoni’s late assault on the DC bowlers and Shivam Dube’s innings.

With the help of both these batters, CSK was able to take their score past 160 which became a nightmare for Delhi Capitals to chase.

Says Pathan,

The pitch was like that as well. It was not a 200-run pitch. The batters did an amazing job, the number of runs they scored. MS Dhoni himself fired with the bat and Shivam Dube’s innings was fantastic.

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