Rajasthan Royals defeated Chennai Super Kings by 7 wickets in the second match of the Indian Premier League (IPL) 2021 on Saturday. Rajasthan reached their goal of 190 runs in 17.3 overs, losing three wickets in the process. After the loss against Rajasthan, Chennai Super Kings skipper Mahendra Singh Dhoni stated that the match was out of their hands due to the Royals’ aggressive batting in the powerplay. ‘We have to forget this setback because it happens in such competitions,’ Dhoni remarked after the match. We must learn from our blunders, since they may occur in knockouts as well. Every match teaches us something.
This is Chennai’s first loss in the UAE leg of the IPL, despite the fact that the club has 18 points and has qualified for the playoffs. ‘Today was too heavy to lose the toss, but the Royals batted well,’ Dhoni remarked. Our score was not low, but as time went on, the ball began to come off the bat well. He got off to a good start, and the game was out of our hands on the powerplay. Rituraj Gaikwad, who hit an undefeated 101, was complimented by him for his outstanding performance. There is no mention of losing, yet he is deserving of less credit.
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Dhoni stated that Dwayne Bravo and Deepak Chahar were missed by his squad. He stated, “Both are extremely experienced and both were missed.” Sanju Samson, on the other hand, lauded the batsmen Yashasvi Jaiswal and Shivam Dubey for their half-centuries. ‘We know the quality of our young players, which is why it used to be so disappointing to lose a match,’ he added. In today’s powerplay, our starters performed a fantastic job. When given the chance, Shivam performed admirably. We’re now creating a match-by-match plan.