CSK’s Gaeekwad who had been exceptional last year failed and rest of the top order struggled while bowling of KKR, Umesh Yadav and Chakravarthy did well. Jadeja looked under pressure facing of Iyer who seemed in control of his team , while Jadeja is still getting handle and I think without Moeen Ali and Deepak Chahar not an easy task , well reasons of loosing apart, Iyer looked good in the opening match on IPL 2022….
I was surprised that the match dragged on for as far as it did , so thats an encouraging sign for Jadeja. While Iyer has experience of leading Delhi , Jadeja has to come out of the shadows of Dhoni ……..and I think for his long time party with CSK , should not try to retain Dhoni in 2023 .
Result of match apart , I am happy to see Dhoni go for a 50 and focus on his game and not worry about the result of the match …….I can’t wait to see a selfish Game from Dhoni where the result of the game is not important for him rather his game and let Jadeja manage his team, I am sure no one understands better than Dhoni and how important it is not to fiddle in some one else’s leadership and CSK and its fans come to terms that Dhoni is no longer leading them.