After an unbeaten 83 against Kings XI Punjab (KXIP), Chennai Super Kings (CSK) opener Shane Watson thanked captain MS Dhoni and coach Stephen Fleming for showing confidence in his abilities. Chasing 1 runs, CSK chased 1 14 runs without losing any wickets. With this, they had to settle for sixth position in the IPL 2020 points table with four points from five matches. Shane Watson and Faf du Plessis remained unbeaten on CS 83 and on 87, respectively.
“What Fleming and MS Dhoni do is amazing. They believe in the players, they believe in the quality and ability of their players. They believe that things will definitely change if they believe,” Watson told Faf du Plessis in a video. Uploaded to iplt20.com.
“It felt good to spend some time in the middle with my good teammate Faf. I wonder how a little change in mindset can make a big difference in moving things. I was happy to gain some winning momentum. , I believe we really appreciate each other, “he added.
Watson’s opening partner, Du Plessis, agreed, praising CSK head coach Fleming and skipper Dhoni for “staying on top of players longer than other teams”.
“The credit for Dhoni and Fleming is that it’s the CSK way, they stick with the players for a little longer than other teams,” Du Plessis said in a post-match presentation.
The former South African captain added, “They will stick to the players who feel like playing in the final. Credit for management. It’s not always as easy as it seems, “said the former South African captain.
Watson had a hard time before the KXIP game. Before this match, he had scored only 52 runs in four matches.
From KXIP, skipper KL Rahul top-scored with two runs. He scored 63 runs off 2 balls.
Shardul Thakur returned from CSK with 2 // of in his four overs.
CSK’s next match will be against Kolkata Knight Riders on October 7.