“Used to Take Instructions from MS Dhoni,” Deepak Chahar on CSK’s Captaincy Change

Deepak Chahar

The CSK pacer Deepak Chahar has opened up on the captaincy change after the side’s win against Gujarat on the 7th match of the IPL 2024 schedule.

Deepak Chahar on CSK’s Captaincy Change

A clip from the first match of the IPL 2024 campaign showed MS Dhoni setting up the field which many fans wondered about and felt that he remains the captain in the field.

A similar thing happened in the match against Gujarat to which Deepak Chahar revealed his explanation for the incident.

Deepak Chahar who picked up two wickets to help the side secure victory against Shubman Gill-led Gujarat Titans has opened up on the change in CSK captaincy to Sunil Gavaskar after the match.

While the legendary cricketer asked how it felt to take instructions from the new leader Ruturaj Gaikwad, Chahar said, “It is a bit confusing at the moment. We are still used to taking instructions from MS Dhoni. However, we are trying to turn our attention towards Ruturaj Gaikwad but it will take time.”

He praised Ruturaj for his captaincy skills in the match saying, “Our new captain is good and leads from the front. He takes care of everything.”

Coming to the match, CSK batted first where Rachin Ravindra stormed GT bowler with his impressive fours and sixes. He smashed 46 runs on 20 deliveries and the other opener Ruturaj Gaikwad also scored 46 runs which helped the side to have an impressive start.

Shivam Dube had an impressive innings smashing 51 runs from 23 balls and with the help of other batters score, CSK was able to score 206 runs losing 6 wickets in 20 overs.

With the target of 207 runs, GT opened their innings where Shubman Gill was sent out with 8 runs. Despite his early dismissal, Wriddhiman Saha and Sai Sudharsan provided the required run rate for the side.

But with their dismissal, Gujarat Titans had no chance against CSK’s bowling attacks, as Deepak Chahar, Mustafizur and Tushar Deshpande picked two wickets each.

Finally, Chennai contained Gujarat for 143 runs and secured victory by 63 runs. With this victory, CSK gained the top position in the IPL 2024 points table. Mustafizur Rahman is currently the leading wicket-taker in the tournament with six wickets in two matches.

Chennai will play their first home-away match against Delhi Capitals on March 31 at ACA-VDCA Cricket Stadium.