IPL 2020 has been very bad for three-time champions Chennai Super Kings. First Raina and Harbhajan Singh refused to play, then the players got injured and now the team, which lost eight matches in 11, is almost out of the playoff race. Frustrated with Friday's poor defeat against Mumbai, Dhoni has indicated that he will begin preparations for the IPL next year.
Chennai Super Kings captain Mahendra Singh Dhoni has said that he will give youngsters a chance in the remaining three games this season. After a ten-wicket loss to Mumbai Indians, Dhoni said, "I have never seen such a performance. We have to see what went wrong. This was not our year. Whether you lose by eight wickets or by 10 wickets. It does not matter where we are at the moment in the tournament and it is hurting us. We had to see from the second match what we did wrong.
Rayudu was injured and the rest of the batsmen could not give a percentage of their buses. Even luck did not support us. In which match we wanted to bat first. Could not win the toss there. The dew fell when we first batted. The captain of the three-time champion team said: "A hundred excuses can be made for poor performances, but most importantly, we have to ask ourselves, have we been able to show our best game." Have we played according to our record so far. No, we tried a lot but did not succeed. Dhoni said that a lot will happen next year.