IPL 2018: MS Dhoni talks about the areas of improvement after loss against Delhi Daredevils

CSK were defeated by Delhi with a margin of 34 runs.

MS Dhoni | IANS

Delhi Daredevils (DD) left Chennai Super Kings (CSK) stunned after they kept 34 runs away from the target of 163 in 20 overs. The chase wasn't easy with the pitch getting tough to bat in the second half. It was Dwayne Bravo's last over in DD's innings which made it even tougher by giving away 26 runs.

MS Dhoni, the CSK skipper, knows the areas to work on. He wants his players to roll their sleeves as there is no time left in playoffs. "Keep strengthening what your strengths are, at the same time also strengthen your weaknesses. We also want to improve in certain areas," Dhoni said after the game.

"They need to be mentally ready for this than physically. I think apart from that, we are doing well. If we get our death bowling sorted out, it will be very good. Still, have one more game and then into the eliminators (playoffs), so let's see. (On death bowling worries) We'll try to manage it, that's what the reality is," he added.

The loss didn't affect Chennai, they are still at the number 2 position. However, there are chances that they may get removed from that position if Kolkata Knight Riders succeed to win the game by good margin against Sunrisers Hyderabad and CSK loses their last game against Kings XI Punjab.

Admitting that the CSK batsmen should have done better, Dhoni praised the Delhi bowlers for their performance on Friday. "I think the wicket slightly got more difficult in the second half. I think it was evident, nobody was middling it well in our innings," he said.

"Wicket kept getting slower and slower. Their bowlers also bowled really well," he added.


By Sihyeu Prakash Singh - 19 May, 2018

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