This win means a lot to us, after the loss last season, where the three-time champions finished seventh, Chennai Super Kings captain Mahendra Singh Dhoni said after qualifying in the IPL 2021 playoffs with a win over Sunrisers Hyderabad. But were. The Super Kings finished second on the points table in the UAE this season and will take on Delhi Capitals in Qualifier 1 in Dubai on Sunday. The team won five matches in the India leg of the tournament followed by four in the UAE leg.
For CSK, South Africa mainstay Faf du Plessis has emerged as the highest run-scorer this year with 546 runs in 14 matches, while Shardul Thakur is their highest wicket-taker with 18 wickets.
“It means a lot because last time I said we want to come back strong and we are known for that. There was a lot at stake,” Dhoni said.
Dhoni had lauded the team for maintaining the winning streak after the tournament was shifted to UAE.
“We did well in the first half and the players in the team did well to maintain the momentum. He has taken the responsibility of balancing all the departments of the game so that the players and the support staff get credit,” he said.