IPL 2020 | Krishnamachari Srikkanth lashes out on Dhoni for his ‘ridiculous’ comment about youngsters
Hello and welcome to the cricket updates from match 37 of the ongoing Indian Premier League (IPL) 2020 edition as the MS Dhoni-led Chennai Super Kings (CSK) where facing Steven Smith-led Rajasthan Royals (RR) in Abu Dhabi International Stadium, Abu Dhabi on Monday (October 19).
In Yesterday’s match between CSK and RR, RR won by 7 wickets.
After the match see what the MS Dhoni commented about the youngsters in CSK’s squad.
Former Indian batsman Krishnamachari Srikkanth, on the rear of Dhoni’s post match comments on Monday, launched a no-holds-barred attack on the CSK skipper and termed the veteran’s excuses ‘ridiculous’. Srikkanth tore into Dhoni for his comments about youngsters ‘not showing enough spark’.
That CSK slumped to an embarrassing defeat at the hands of Rajasthan Royals was a clock in the gut to the club’s fanbase, but what added insult to injury was MS Dhoni’s comments within the aftermath of the loss. When questioned about the absence of young Indian cricketers within the CSK side, Dhoni claimed that those given an opportunity didn’t show ‘enough spark’ to push the seniors out of the side, but revealed that they could get a run within the team within the upcoming games thanks to CSK being about out of contention.
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The CSK skipper, in his comments, was pertaining to Ruturaj Gaikwad and Narayan Jagadeesan, both of whom combinedly got three chances and were batted out of position, and therefore the comments haven’t gone done well with fans, who are left infuriated by the skipper’s statement.
IPL 2020 Krishnamachari Srikkanth lashes out on Dhoni for his ‘ridiculous’ comment about youngsters.
Echoing the emotions of all CSK fans, former Indian batsman Krishnamachari Srikkanth launched a verbal attack on Dhoni and termed the CSK skipper’s comments ‘ridiculous’. Srikkanth expressed his bafflement over how Dhoni could see more ‘spark’ in Kedar Jadhav than young Narayan Jagadeesan, who struck a fine 33 within the only opportunity he got.
“I won’t accept as true with what MS Dhoni is saying. He’s rambling about ‘process’ but i will be able to not accept as true with his words. You mention process but your process of selection itself is wrong. You say youngsters (like Jagadeesan) don’t have spark, so then are you saying that players like Kedar Jadhav have spark? Come on, this is often ridiculous,” Srikkanth said in Star Sports Tamil’s post-match show.
“I won’t accept his answers today. You mention process but the tournament is nearly getting to come to an end – what’s the aim of giving youngsters an opportunity after the competition is done? Jagadeesan showed some spark.”
Another former Indian opener, Sadagoppan Ramesh, agreed with Srikkanth and claimed that Jagadeesan’s intent and approach was ‘100 times better than Jadhav’.
“100%. within the only chance Jagadeesan got, his intent and approach was 100 times better than Jadhav. CSK should definitely have given more chances to Jagadeesan,” said Sadagoppan Ramesh.
A major point from Monday’s game was Dhoni’s usage of spinners, with the CSK skipper giving just 4.3 overs to the slower bowlers, despite the RR spinners registering figures of 2/32 within the 8 overs they bowled. Dhoni cited lack of turn because the reason behind the move, but Srikkanth was having none of the justification. the previous Indian selector stated that he doesn’t accept as true with Dhoni’s reasoning post match and claimed that there was many address exploit.
“I won’t accept as true with his words about the spinners today also . Karn Sharma, although he conceded runs, took wickets. But Chawla? Dhoni could be on a better level than me, but i will be able to not accept as true with his statements today. The ball did turn; the ball did grip. i will be able to not accept that fact.”