Home > News >

MS Dhoni says he was worried about pitch conditions after rain delay against KKR in IPL 2014

The match between Chennai Super Kings and Kolkata Knight Riders was delayed due to rain as a result of which the pitch was assisting the spinners  © IANS
The match between Chennai Super Kings and Kolkata Knight Riders was delayed due to rain as a result of which the pitch was assisting the spinners © IANS

Ranchi: May 3, 2014

Chennai Super Kings (CSK) skipper Mahendra Singh Dhoni was as pleased as punch after his side’s convincing 34-run win over Kolkata Knight Riders (KKR) in the Indian Premier League (IPL) 2014 on Friday night. Dhoni said he was worried at the toss about how the pitch would behave.

“We were worried about how the pitch might behave, but decided to bat first thinking that it might slow down later,” the CSK captain said at the post-match presentation, adding that the yellow brigade opted to continue with the same combination as they had opener Dwayne Smith as a back-up seam option. CSK again stamped their authority with a big win after the match was reduced to 17 overs per side after a one hour 40 minutes delay due to rain.

Ravindra Jadeja produced a brilliant spell of spin bowling that saw him return figures of four for 12, after Brendon McCullum’s sizzling 40-ball 56 powered CSK to a daunting 148 for three. Asked about the shots he executes with so much ease using his bottom hand, Dhoni was modest and said the situation at times demands such innovations. Man of the Match Jadeja said he backs himself on turning tracks.

“Whenever the ball turns I back myself to get wickets, and it feels very nice to be doing well,” he said. Jadeja said he felt it would be a good day as soon as he bowled a few balls on this pitch at the JSCA International Stadium Complex. KKR skipper wore a dejected look after the side’s yet another loss. The left-handed opener, who is going through a horror run of form, said there have been a few good individual performances from Kolkata’s players, but they haven’t clicked as a team yet. “We won seven games in a row when we won the IPL,” he said and hoped they can replicate that.

Click here for IPL 2014 Points Table and Team Standings

Click here for IPL 2014 Schedule: Match time table for IPL 7

Click here for IPL 2014 Schedule & Results

Click here for IPL 2014 complete coverage

Zimbabwe tour of Bangladesh, 2014

Nov 23, 2014 (12:00 IST)   at Chittagong

India tour of Australia 2014, Practice matches

Nov 24, 2014 (05:29 IST)   at Glenelg, Adelaide

Hong Kong tour of Sri Lanka, 2014

Nov 24, 2014 (10:00 IST)   at Colombo

Pakistan vs New Zealand in UAE, 2014

Nov 26, 2014 (11:30 IST)   at Sharjah

England tour of Sri Lanka, 2014

Nov 26, 2014 (14:30 IST)   at Colombo

More

South Africa tour of Australia, 2014

Nov 23, 2014  at Sydney

Australia won by 2 wkts

Hong Kong tour of Sri Lanka, 2014

Nov 22, 2014  at Dambulla

Match abandoned without a ball being bowled

Hong Kong tour of Sri Lanka, 2014

Nov 21, 2014  at Dambulla

Match abandoned without a ball being bowled

Zimbabwe tour of Bangladesh, 2014

Nov 21, 2014  at Chittagong

Bangladesh won by 87 runs

South Africa tour of Australia, 2014

Nov 21, 2014  at Melbourne

Australia won by 3 wkts

Photos

Australia vs South Africa, 3rd ODI at Canberra

Videos

SL vs Eng: Buttler practices wicketkeeping in nets

Quinton de Kock’s century in vain as Australia register two wicket win over South Africa

Tamim Iqbal, Anamul Haque register second-highest opening partnership for Bangladesh in ODIs

ICC World Cup 2015: Australia in risk of overkill

Live Cricket Score Bangladesh vs Zimbabwe 2nd ODI at Chittagong: Bangladesh eye comfortable victory

India vs Australia 2014: How crucial are India’s practice games ahead of the first Test?

Australia Australia vs South Africa Australia vs South Africa 2014 Bangladesh Bangladesh vs Zimbabwe 2014 India New Zealand New Zealand tour of UAE 2014 New Zealand vs Pakistan Pakistan Pakistan vs New Zealand South Africa South Africa tour of Australia 2014 South Africa vs Australia South Africa vs Australia 2014 Zimbabwe Zimbabwe tour of Bangladesh 2014

Solomon Mire gets his maiden ODI fifty

India vs Australia 2014: Sourav Ganguly feels 1st Test will have a huge bearing on tour

Bangladesh vs Zimbabwe 2nd ODI at Chittagong: Regis Chakabva and Solomon Mire steady Zimbabwe innings

India tour of Australia 2014-15: Virat Kohli says India well-equipped to deal with Mitchell Johnson

VVS Laxman backs Virat Kohli, Cheteshwar Pujara to come good in Australia

Saeed Ajmal: 99 per cent bowlers will fail 15 degree test

Tamim Iqbal, Anamul Haque register second-highest opening partnership for Bangladesh in ODIs

ICC World Cup 2015: Australia in risk of overkill

Is Dhawal Kulkarni a contender for India’s ICC World Cup 2015 squad?

World Cup 1992: Arjuna Ranatunga masterminds first ever 300-plus ODI chase

Fan of the Day

Niharika Shah

Niharika Shah

681 Posts | 6 Fans

Video Highlights: Virat Kohli vs Australian cricketers

More broadband connections to boost GDP growth in Asia Pacific: GSMA

India is becoming our largest overseas market, Xiaomi CEO Lei Jun says

Rithvik Dhanjani’s gives girlfriend Asha Negi tips and tricks for her stint in Khatron Ke Khiladi!

Aditya Chopra to cast Shah Rukh Khan and Katrina Kaif in his next!

How many calories do bananas have?

5 smart tricks to make your grocery shopping healthy

Also on cricketcountry.com

Play Fantasy Cricket & Win

Cash Daily! Click here