IPL 2020: ‘He’s a complete cricketer,’ skipper MS Dhoni lauds Sam Curran after the victory over SRH

MS Dhoni said that there was some purpose in the batting, and their players assessed the conditions well against Sunrisers Hyderabad.

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Sam Curran and Dhoni
Sam Curran and MS Dhoni

Chennai Super Kings ended their two-match losing streak in the ongoing IPL edition after an emphatic victory over Sunrisers Hyderabad. MS Dhoni and co. registered a 20-run win after an all-round performance in match 29 of IPL 2020. Most of their cricketers contributed in this game, with either bat or ball.

Sam Curran alongside Ravindra Jadeja were the two CSK players that performed well in all three departments of the game. Skipper MS Dhoni also appreciated the Englishman during the post-match presentation ceremony.

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“He is a complete cricketer for us. You need a seaming all-rounder. He strikes the ball nicely, he can bat up the order, plays the spinners well. He can give us those quick 15-40 runs. You can push him up if you need that momentum and he is eager to do it. A good left arm is always good to have on the side. Especially with the new ball, which the batsman is always worried about,” said Dhoni after the match.

Almost a perfect game for us: Dhoni

Dwayne Bravo and Shardul Thakur

MS Dhoni ended on a winning note only for the third time in the tournament. As a result, this victory held much importance for them to gain two crucial points at this stage. The 39-year old was delighted after the game and went on to call it almost perfect.

“Today I felt we did a very good job. Even when it comes to batting, there was some kind of purpose with the batting, and the batsmen assessed the situation pretty well, and then we got a decent total. For us, I think this would be the one game I could call close to perfect. Yes, maybe one or two overs we could’ve been slightly better, but I felt it was a very good game,” said Dhoni.

Being asked on not using Sam Curran at the death overs, Dhoni said: “As the tournament progresses we’ll get more comfortable with the death bowling, which is why we kept Sam away from the death and Thakur and Bravo took over. We’ll get better.” 

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