In the match played between Chennai Super Kings and Gujarat Titans in IPL 2023, Chennai won by 15 runs and reached the final. Batting first in the match, Chennai scored 172 runs on the board for 7 wickets in 20 overs. Chasing runs, the Gujarat team got 157 runs from 20 overs. Chennai captain Mahendra Singh Dhoni looked very happy after winning the match. Apart from this, he also gave a great hint about the upcoming season.
Dhoni said at the post-match presentation: “To say this is just another final, IPL is too big for that. Before there were 8 teams, now there are 10. I wouldn’t say this is just another final. It is hard work for two months. They have all contributed. Yes, the middle order does not have enough opportunities. Gujarat are a good team and they have chased well, so the idea was to get them there. But it was good to lose the draw.
The Chennai captain further said: “If Jadeja gets conditions that help him, it is difficult to hit him. His bowling changed the game. His association with Moeen Ali should not be forgotten either. We tried to create the atmosphere and find out what the strength of a fast bowler is. We try to give them confidence and tell them to try to explore his bowling. We try to motivate them as much as possible. The support staff are there, Bravo and Eric are there.”
Dhoni further said: “You see the wicket and you go on setting up the pitch accordingly. I can be a very troublesome captain, I keep moving fielders 2-3 feet. I just ask the fielders to watch me. , If the catch is missed, there will be no reaction (from me), just keep an eye on me. Beside this, Dhoni said, “I don’t know, I have 8-9 months to decide. Why should I have a headache now? I will always be there for CSK, whether it’s playing or sitting on the outside in some other way.