Chennai Super Kings became the first team to be knocked out of IPL 2020. Rajasthan Royals victory over Mumbai Indians on Sunday knocked the three-time champions out of the tournament. They have won four times out of 12 matches played and have two more games to go before their campaign ends this year. CSK registered a comfortable 8 -wicket win against RCB in Dubai in their previous game. CSK needed a lot of things to go there way to make it to the playoffs, making the road all the more difficult.
Their faintest of hopes ended after RR’s big win over MI. Here are the factors that needed to go CSK’s way if they were to make the playoffs, before Sunday.
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Chennai Super Kings Knocked Out Fromm IPL 2020- Here’s Why
1. Kolkata Knight Riders need to lose all their remaining matches
2. Kings XI Punjab need to beat KKR on Monday, lose their other 2 matches
3. Sunrisers Hyderabad need to lose at least 1 of their next 2 matches and by a big margin(s)
4. Rajasthan Royals need to beat KXIP and KKR and lose to MI by a big margin
MS Dhoni, the CSK skipper was a relieved man after Sunday’s win. However, their overall campaign so far has left him disappointed. This was not a good for him personally as well. He scored 199 runs from 12 games without a half-century to his name.
Speaking after CSK’s emphatic eight-wicket win over RCB, MS Dhoni asserted that the Chennai side doesn’t stand a chance to make it to the playoffs this season.
“You do quite a few things, show a bit more emotion (on the happier side) so that the guys feel a bit more confident and relaxed. If you don’t do well, it does hurt and so you amplify a few emotions so that the guys don’t leave the games. We don’t really have a chance to make it to the playoffs, leave the mathematical part of it,” Dhoni said at the post-match press conference.