Following LSG’s win, MS Dhoni warns Chennai Super Kings bowlers to improve or ‘play under new captain’.

Chennai Super Kings beat Lucknow Super Giants by 12 runs in the sixth match of the IPL 2023 in Chennai.

Chennai Super Kings (CSK) defeated Lucknow Super Giants by 12 runs in match no. 6 of the IPL 2023 on Monday at their home stadium, MA Chidambaram Stadium in Chennai. CSK skipper MS Dhoni achieved 5,000 runs in the IPL during his quick stint of 12 off 3 balls with two monster sixes, making it a historic game. Dhoni’s typical coming timing was on display, as were the CSK bowlers’ 13 wides and three no-balls in a poor performance against KL Rahul’s LSG.

Despite a scorching fifty by Kyle Mayers and an outstanding 32 off 18 balls by Nicholas Pooran, LSG were limited to 205 for 7.

“They’ll have to bowl no no balls and less wides. We are bowling too many extra deliveries and need to cut them out otherwise they’ll be playing under a new captain,” Dhoni said bluntly at the post-match presentation.

Dhoni was taken aback by the Chepauk surface, which yielded a lot of runs on Monday. “That was a fantastic, high-scoring game.” We were all wondering how the wicket would turn out. That was our concern. The game was high-scoring. Overall, I believe it was a wonderful first game, with a full house for the first time in 5 or 6 years since we’ve been here. I expected it to be considerably slower. It was a good wicket for scoring runs, although it slowed down over time. We’ll see how it goes over the next six home games, but maybe we can score here,” he continued.

Dhoni said his side’s fast bowling department will also need slight improvement and bowl according to the conditions. “Even if it’s on the flatter side, force batters to hit over the fielders.”

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