IPL 2019: MS Dhoni and Chennai Super Kings is now an engineering question! IIT Madras examination had a question on what CSK should do at the toss during Qualifier 1. Professor Vignesh set a question on what CSK should do at the toss against Mumbai Indians if there is dew on the ground. Also Read - Happy Birthday, Suresh Raina: Wishes Pour in as Former India International Turns 34
The question was, “Dew can play a major role in day-night matches. Excessive dew in the outfield makes the ball wet. For spinners, the challenge is to grip the wet ball and get it to impart spin. For fast bowlers, it is difficult to hit the desired length. Hence, this can put the fielding team at a disadvantage. During IPL 2019, Chennai Super Kings are likely to play a qualifier at Chepauk Stadium on May 7. As per the weather forecast on May 7, the relative humidity in Chennai is expected to be 70 per cent. The temperature at the start of the game is expected to be 39 degrees. At the beginning of the second innings, the temperature is expected to drop to 27 degrees. Based on this info, if Dhoni wins the toss would you recommend batting or fielding first. Justify your answer.” Also Read - India vs Australia 1st ODI 2020: Virat Kohli Admits Lack of Clarity Over Rohit Sharma's Injury, Questions ICC's WTC Points System
The best part was that ICC retweeted the picture of the question. Also Read - IPL 2021: Rohit Sharma to Jasprit Bumrah, Players Champions Mumbai Indians (MI) Could Retain Ahead of Mega Auction
The reactions were interesting as some fans felt that only Dhoni knows the answer.
Dhoni has been in good form and he would like to come up with the goods against Mumbai Indians to see CSK through to the finals. CSK would also hope to defend their title successfully.
Mumbai Indians (From): Quinton de Kock(w), Rohit Sharma(c), Suryakumar Yadav, Ishan Kishan, Hardik Pandya, Krunal Pandya, Kieron Pollard, Mitchell McClenaghan, Rahul Chahar, Jasprit Bumrah, Lasith Malinga, Anmolpreet Singh, Aditya Tare, Siddhesh Lad, Evin Lewis, Yuvraj Singh, Pankaj Jaiswal, Anukul Roy, Ben Cutting, Mayank Markande, Barinder Sran, Rasikh Salam, Jayant Yadav, Beuran Hendricks
Chennai Super Kings (From): Faf du Plessis, Shane Watson, Suresh Raina, MS Dhoni(w/c), Ambati Rayudu, Dwayne Bravo, Ravindra Jadeja, Harbhajan Singh, Deepak Chahar, Imran Tahir, Shardul Thakur, Mitchell Santner, Murali Vijay, Dhruv Shorey, N Jagadeesan, Ruturaj Gaikwad, Scott Kuggeleijn, Chaitanya Bishnoi, Karn Sharma, Mohit Sharma, KM Asif, Monu Kumar