MS Dhoni has been in fine six-hitting form for Chennai Super Kings in IPL 2023. And like the good old times, Dhoni marshalled his bowling resources brilliantly to seal victory over Lucknow Super Giants as the Super Kings returned home to Chepauk after 4 years.
However, Dhoni also issued a stern warning to his bowlers: don’t ball no-wides or get ready to play under a new captain. We are not sure if he was joking or…
Meanwhile, Mumbai Indians skipper Rohit Sharma looked rattled in their first match of the season. He failed with the bat and then looked rather flustered on the field as Virat Kohli and Faf du Plessis helped Royal Challengers Bangalore to a convincing victory.
Both MI and CSK had a poor time last season. Can they make a comeback this season? Chennai Super Kings have shown great early signs but like Dhoni said, his bowlers need to pull their socks up and not bowl too many extras.
Rohit Sharma has several issues to sort out. His own form is a concern and they are without Jasprit Bumrah.
For RCB, Virat Kohli has started the season brilliantly. These are good early signs for a team which has shocked observers for its lack of a single IPL trophy despite the riches of talent in the side.
Akshay Ramesh and Saurabh Kumar join Rajarshi Gupta in an intense debate on the latest episode of the Sledging Room.
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