IPL 2018: Chennai Super Kings captain MS Dhoni says title win proves fitness matters more than age
There were many old players in the team of Chennai Super Kings, but despite this he was successful in becoming the IPL-11 champion and his captain Mahendra Singh Dhoni also said that fitness matters but not age.
Chennai won the IPL title for the third time by defeating Sunrisers Hyderabad by eight wickets. Sunrisers batted first with 178 runs for six wickets. Chennai scored 181 runs for two wickets with the help of Shane Watson’s unbeaten 117, to become the champion.
After the match, Dhoni was questioned about the presence of older players in the team, he said that the age is only number, but the player must be fully fit.
Dhoni said, “We talk about age, but fitness is more important. Raidu is 33 years old, but it does not really matter. If you ask any captain, then he wants a player who is smart. ‘
He said, ‘We were aware of our weaknesses. If Watson tries to apply Dive, he could have been injured so we did not want him to do so. Age is only number, but you should be completely fit. ‘
Dhoni said, “When you reach the final, everyone knows their role. When you are fielding, you have to adjust to your tactics. Our batsmen are familiar with their style. If anyone finds it difficult, then it is not easy for the next batsman. ‘
He said, “We knew that Bhuvneshwar Kumar and Rashid Khan are two good bowlers in their team who can put pressure on us. That’s why I believe that our batting is very good. But we believed that we can get good runs in the middle overs. ”
Dhoni was asked what was his best victory, he said, “every victory is important, so choosing a win is difficult.” Dhoni said that his team will go tomorrow in Chennai where he could only play one match.
Sunrisers captain Ken Williamson expressed disappointment at the loss, but he also praised Watson. Williamson said, “We felt we had scored a challenging score, but Shane Watson would have to be praised. I congratulate Chennai It’s disappointing because we have performed well in most of the sessions. “