On September 19, the second phase of the IPL 2021 begins, pitting MS Dhoni and his team against Rohit Sharma and his team. It’s unclear if the five-time winners will have the upper hand against their arch-rivals once more. If CSK must improve one aspect of their game, it must be their batting, as they struggled last season and had a terrible run in the 2020 IPL. Even when the game was on the line, Dhoni stepped in at number six or seven and promoted a number of young guys.
In a similar vein, veteran Indian cricketer Gautam Gambhir believes that skipper MSD must improve CSK’s batting in order to have a successful run in the UAE this time. Gambhir believes that by dropping down the batting order, he is primarily attempting to serve as a mentor and wicketkeeper.
MS Dhoni is most likely attempting to be both a mentor and a wicketkeeper, according to Gambhir. MS may be able to play only 8-10 balls in a given circumstance, according to Gambhir, but it is becoming increasingly difficult for him to crack into the IPL due to his absence from the international circuit. In August 2020, the Ranchi
hero announced his retirement from the international circuit.
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“MS is a batsman who would typically bat at number 4 or 5, but we saw in the first leg that he bats at number 6 or 7. There have been occasions when he has really pushed Sam Curran ahead of him. “He’s probably trying to be a mentor
and a wicketkeeper, who can lead the team and keep wickets.”
“If the circumstance arises where he will most likely have to play eight or ten balls, he can simply walk out there and hit them. It will be tough for him because, once you have retired from international cricket, the IPL is a very difficult event to enter; it is not like the CPL or other leagues. In the IPL, you’ll be up against some of the best bowlers in the world. The biggest problem for CSK, in my opinion, would be for the top-order to fire, which is no longer the case.”