Chennai Super Kings skipper MS Dhoni once again expressed concern over the pitch in Chennai after another low-scoring match between the hosts and Kolkata Knight Riders in the ongoing Indian Premier League (IPL). Also Read - Rajasthan Royals Confirm Ben Stokes Ruled Out of IPL 2021 Due to Broken Finger
“If you look it looks a good wicket to us. But, I don’t think we want to play on wickets like these because it becomes too low-scoring and it becomes slightly difficult for our batters to get going. And also what happens is that it’s slightly more difficult if you’re batting first. As the dew comes in, it becomes slightly easier in the second half,” ESPN Cricinfo quoted Dhoni as saying. Also Read - IPL 2021: Rahul Chahar, Krunal Pandya Shine as Mumbai Indians Continue Domination Over Kolkata Knight Riders With 10-Run Win
Chennai seamer Deepak Chahar, who took three wickets in the match, too expressed displeasure over Chepauk track saying that nobody wants this type of wicket. Also Read - IPL 2021 Points Table After KKR vs MI Match 5: Mumbai Indians Climb to Second Spot; Nitish Rana Bags Orange Cap, Andre Russell Grabs Purple
“I’m happy I performed well, but obviously we’re looking for a better wicket. Nobody wants this type of wicket. It’s because of the soil and heat and you can’t help it. It’s very hot here and the pitch curators are doing their best job to give us a good track. But, at the end of the day, you can’t help it.”
With this victory, Chennai has reclaimed their top position on the points table with 10 points followed by KKR with eight points.
Chennai will now visit Jaipur to face Rajasthan Royals on April 11.