IPL 2019: It was Andre Russell who nearly spoiled CSK’s homecoming last year when he smashed a 36-ball 88 blitz as he powered KKR to 202. That knock from Russell stunned Dhoni, who later on went on to praise the knock. In his documentary ‘Roar of the Lion’, Dhoni went onto explain how clueless he was despite having all the XI men on the field. “After KKR game last year, I had to go through the full nightmare. I had to remember the Russell carnage where I was lost for fielding options. I had four fielders inside the ring apart from the keeper and bowler and five other fielders were outside of the ring. But he was hitting everything to the stands. I was left wondering how could someone hit big sixes like that,” Dhoni said in the documentary.
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Meanwhile, defending champions Chennai Super Kings will be focussing on containing the big-hitting batsman Andre Russell when they take on Kolkata Knight Riders in an IPL match on Tuesday. In a clash between two teams with a battery of quality spinners, a batsman of Russell’s calibre may just prove to be the difference between the two sides.
Both the teams have four wins each and have been in pretty impressive form. Both will be eyeing victory to go at the top of the points table. Mahendra Singh Dhoni-led CSK, which beat Kings XI Punjab here on Saturday rather convincingly, will be wary of the Dinesh Karthik’s KKR. The Knight Riders are also coming off an all-round clinical win over Rajasthan Royals on Sunday night.