At the end of a match, that was slightly bewildering at times, Chennai Super Kings skipper MS Dhoni cut a rather desolate figure.
The approach taken by the CSK batsmen while trying to chase down Delhi Capitals’ 175/3 was baffling at times and utterly frustrating at others. And clearly, none of it had made sense to Dhoni. If only for a moment, the leader of the most consistent team in IPL history seemed rather powerless and as lost as the rest of us.
A safe approach to start the innings is fine but by the end of the Powerplay, CSK had crawled to 34/2. By the 10th over, the score had advanced 47/3. A run-rate of 4.7 when the asking rate was 12.90.
Yet, the last four in the innings had come off the first ball of the sixth over. After that, the batsmen, Faf du Plessis and Kedar Jadhav, had…