CSK comprehensively outplayed the reigning champions Gujarat Titans in Qualifier 1 to reach their 10th IPL final.
Former Indian cricketer Sourav Ganguly hailed MS Dhoni after Chennai Super Kings (CSK) carried out a great turnaround in 2023 following a depressing final season in the Indian Premier League.
Dhoni’s CSK capped off a horrible season in 2022, ending ninth in the 10-team competition. However, in 2023, CSK had been the first crew to increase to the IPL final, overcoming the reigning champs Gujarat Titans via 15 runs in Qualifier 1.
After being put into bat first in the Qualifier, Ruturaj Gaikwad (60), Devon Conway (40) and some cameos from the middle-order helped CSK set up a conflict complete of 172. When the host crew got here out to bowl, Dhoni’s particular bowling choices and sensible area positioning limited Gujarat to 157 as CSK received the suit by way of 15 runs.
Chennai Super Kings and MS Dhoni have been fantastic: Ganguly
Sourav Ganguly lauded Dhoni and CSK group for attaining their tenth closing in 14 seasons and complimented the former for commanding CSK’s comeback in the contemporary season. Ganguly additionally mentioned about the captivating new gamers who have emerged for the duration of this IPL season, inclusive of the likes of Rinku Singh, Yashasvi Jaiswal and Dhruv Jurel.
“Chennai Super Kings and MS Dhoni have been fantastic. They have proven how to win massive matches. Dhoni has been gorgeous in his captaincy. He has proven how to win massive matches,” Ganguly was once quoted as announcing through Hindustan Times.
“Rinku Singh has performed well, Dhruv Jurel has performed nicely and Yashasvi Jaiswal additionally did well. Jitesh ( Sharma) performed properly for Punjab Kings. Suryakumar Yadav and Tilak Varma have performed well. The IPL is a large Tournament and they have completed surprisingly well,” the former BCCI president added.
The four-time champions secured the 2d spot on the IPL 2023 factors desk to seal their berth for the playoffs. With eight wins, 5 defeats and one no-result, Chennai earned 17 factors in 14 games. They will play the winner of Qualifier two between Gujarat Titans and Mumbai Indians in the closing on May 28 in Ahmedabad.