Yesternight presented us with a thrilling encounter that saw CSK securing their maiden win of the season in a high-scoring affair in the Chepauk. After some topsy turvy battle, the Yellow Army managed to hang in there. However, the captain of the side, MS Dhoni had a stern warning for the bowlers who were pretty out of bounds, literally in the second game.
With three no-balls that cost Chennai heavily, MS Dhoni made it crystal clear in the press conference that if the bowlers were to continue bowling no-balls, then they will have to play under a new captain. He has already given a second warning and if this trend continues then they will have to play under a new captain.
However, if you believe that is because he wanted the players in line, he said this statement. That is not entirely correct. Ideally, extras tend to extend the game and it turns into slow over rates for the team. There is a twin penalty for slow over rates, one of which is now a lesser fielder outside the circle for every over that has not been bowled on time while the captain also incurs a warning.
Ideally, the first warning is that of a match-fee deduction, then the match-fee deduction increases followed by a ban for a match for the skipper. Hence, going by Dhoni’s words, ideally that is what he meant when he said that the players will have to feature under a new skipper.
This is how CSK flattened out Lucknow Super Giants in a thriller
It was an extraordinary display at Chepauk as both the sides went head on against each other with Chennai striding back and forth through Ruturaj Gaikwad and Devon Conway followed by brief bursts of brilliance in the center that helped their opposition to stay afloat.
Kyle Mayers smashed an early half-century but post that it was the Chennai bowlers who would have the final say to secure their maiden win of the tournament.