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I Don’t Think We Want To Be Playing On These Tracks: MS Dhoni Unhappy With Chennai Pitch Despite Win Over KKR

Written By Digital Desk | Mumbai | Published:

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  • Chennai Super Kings captain MS Dhoni remains unhappy with the nature of the pitch
  • I don't think we want to be playing on these tracks. It becomes too low scoring, said Dhoni at the post-match presentation

Chennai Super Kings have won all their home games so far but captain Mahendra Singh Dhoni remains unhappy with the nature of the pitch. 

CSK thrashed KKR by seven wickets on Tuesday for their fifth win in six games and fourth in a row at home. KKR made 108 for nine and CSK got home in 17.2 overs.

"I don't think we want to be playing on these tracks. It becomes too low scoring. It becomes slightly difficult for our batsmen as well. After losing (Dwayne) Bravo, it is slightly difficult for us to get the combination right," said Dhoni at the post-match presentation.

"We have been cribbing about the track but we have ended up winning the game." 

The inspirational skipper was all praise for veteran spinners Harbhajan Singh and Imran Tahir, who delivered yet again.

"The age is on their side (laughs). Bhajji has done well in whatever games he has played. I have fallen back on Tahir and he has done the job. He has confidence in me. He has got a very good flipper.

"He is someone who if you tell that this is the right pace to bowl on, he does it most of the times. I feel its important not to have the same plans for batters," added Dhoni.

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CSK's impressive bowling helped them register a comfortable seven-wicket win over Kolkata Knight Riders in Chennai on Tuesday.

With the win, CSK have moved up to the top position in the IPL points table with five wins and one loss, while KKR have slipped to the second place with four wins and two losses.

Kolkata tried its best to pull things back in a one-sided contest. Despite sending Rayudu (21) back off leg-spinner Piyush Chawla, an unbeaten 30-run stand by du Plessis and Kedar Jadhav helped Chennai seal the match with 16 balls to spare. 

Chennai will next face Rajasthan Royals on April 11, while Kolkata will host Delhi Capitals on April 12.

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(with agency inputs)

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