It was Brendon McCullum‘s knock that helped Chennai Super Kings (CSK) win against the Rajasthan Royals (RR) in Match 47 of the Indian Premier League (IPL) 2015. CSK were in deep trouble when they lost Dwayne Smith and Suresh Raina inside four overs. CSK had no need for Ashwin in game against RR, says Dhoni

However, McCullum was at his sublime, calculative best. He realised that the pitch was a little tricky; not conducive to his usual ultra-aggressive approach. So he constructed his innings with patience and only went after the poor deliveries. Chennai Super Kings vs Rajasthan Royals IPL 2015, Match 47: Highlights

Once he got set in, he was able to score more freely and finally ended up with an impressive 81 off 61 balls which helped CSK get to a respectable total of 157. Rajasthan Royals ultimately lost the game by only 12 runs. Irfan Pathan will lend Chennai Super Kings depth and stability