The Chennai Super Kings' campaign in the 13th season of the IPL may end with KKR winning on Monday, but Mahendra Singh Dhoni wants his players to enjoy every moment of these last painful 12 hours.
Kolkata has 12 points and their win against Kings XI Punjab on Monday will lead them to 14 points. Mumbai Indians, Delhi Capitals, and Royal Challengers Bangalore have 14 points each. Chennai will be able to take only 12 points if they win both the next matches.
Dhoni said after the match, 'It hurts not to perform well. Our last painful 12 hours are left in the tournament. We have to enjoy it completely. It should not matter where we are in numerology.
He said, 'If you are not enjoying cricket, it can be cruel and painful. I am happy with the performance of our young players. In the eight-wicket win over RCB, the players of Chennai performed the same way, Dhoni wanted the same game from them throughout the tournament.
He said, 'It was one of the perfect performances. Everyone implemented the strategy. We took wickets and stopped them on low scores. He also praised economical bowling spinners Imran Tahir and Mitchell Santner besides batsman Rituraj Gaikwad.