Whenever Chennai Super Kings (CSK) play, it feels like they play at their home stadium. This is because of the massive fanbase that they have. Even when they were banned for two years, it didn’t stop their fans from loving their team and supporting them during that tough phase.
Even now, whenever Chennai play at an away stadium, they try and make sure that there are a plethora of CSK fans in the stadium to outnumber the home fans. They manage to do so most of the time and this helps the team’s morale also and helps them get the victory.
A similar thing happened in yesterday’s game between the Super Kings and Punjab Kings at the Wankhede Stadium. The whole stadium looked yellow as there were yellow shirts and t-shirts all around.
Rishi Dhawan, who was making his IPL comeback after a six-year gap, put his hand up to bowl the last over of the match against arguably the best finisher the game has ever seen, MS Dhoni.
Kagiso Rabada after the match said: “Rishi, coming back and bowling that final over. He put his hand up. I don’t know if I’ve left anyone out. It’s still a bit nerve-wracking when you’re bowling at MS Dhoni, and there’s not one red shirt in the crowd, only yellow shirts chanting his name, but he held his nerve and came out on top. Huge credit to him.”
Arshdeep has been the best death bowler – Kagiso Rabada
Arshdeep Singh bowled a beautiful penultimate over to give the boost his team needed before they bowled the final over. Rabada was also full of praise for Arshdeep Singh. Speaking at the end of the game, Rabada said:
“Arsh (Arshdeep) has been the best death bowler in this comp; that’s what the stats say. He’s a youngster coming in, has got a lot of drive, a lot of ambition as well. And he’s just a good bloke, so, it’s nice to have him around. I always bowl at the death as well, so I know that, but Arsh has been magnificent; he’s been leading the way in that discipline.”
This win took Punjab Kings to four wins and four losses. They still have to do a lot of work if they want to qualify for the play-offs this season. With the likes of Arshdeep and Rabada, they should be comfortable in their death bowling.