Mahendra Singh Dhoni, captain of the three-time IPL winning team Chennai Super Kings, has said after the disappointing defeat against Rajasthan Royals that this season of IPL was not good for the team.
Chennai scored just 125 runs in this match on Monday thanks to an unbeaten 35-run knock by all-rounder Ravindra Jadeja. In response to this, Rajasthan scored 126 runs for three wickets in 17.3 overs and won the one-sided victory in this match.
Dhoni said after the match, "There was a little help for the fast bowlers on the pitch and I wanted to see if the ball was coming to a halt as well, so I handed the ball to Jadeja." But the ball did not stop as much in the second innings as the first. The winning came in the first innings. After which the option was to use the fast bowlers and spinners would be used after the ball was old.
He said, "I think batting in the second innings was easy and the spinners were not helped in the second innings like in the first innings." It is not always the way you think. The result is always the result of the process. We are seeing that we have been told a mistake or we may not be able to execute our plans properly. ''
Dhoni said, "We are playing in front of millions of people, so there is nothing like hiding. We made some changes in the team and this we did not want to do. We did not want to change the team too much because you do not know what will happen in the next three-four matches. We want to give proper opportunities to the players so that it does not remain in their mind that if you do not perform well then you will be seated in the next match. We never want to create an atmosphere of insecurity in the dressing room. ''
The captain conceded, "Obviously we couldn't do well this season and the youngsters didn't get many chances either." Perhaps we did not get the kind of performance in young players that could support experienced players. Our results so far in the tournament have not given young players a chance to play in the team. The young players will now get a full chance and there will be no pressure on them to perform. ''