Chennai Super Kings looked like the champion he had generally been all these years: Sunil Gavaskar

Gavaskar spoke at length about what went well for the three-time champions

Sunil Gavaskar. (Photo by Kunal Patil / Hindustan Times via Getty Images)

Before the 14th edition of Indian Premier League (IPL) was postponed, three-time champion Chennai Super Kings (CSK) was enjoying a dream ride in the tournament. The franchise has proudly placed second in the points table with five wins in seven games. It was a massive comeback for the Super Kings after a scorching outing the previous season.

CSK succumbed to an unforgettable race during the 13th edition of the T20 extravagance, organized in the United Arab Emirates (UAE). The franchise failed to find the winning rhythm and ended up in the penultimate position on the points table with just six wins in 14 matches. However, CSK managed to bury demons from the past to script a memorable comeback in IPL 2021.

Former Indian captain Sunil Gavaskar appeared very impressed with the performance of MS Dhoni & Men as he congratulated them for playing like champions. “All the other teams were in great shape with last year’s disappointing team, Chennai Super Kings, looking like the champion they’ve usually been all these years. There was a renewed energy in the team this time around, although there were no major changes in his team, ”Gavaskar wrote in his column for Sports star.

Moeen Ali’s promotion turned out to be a masterstroke: Sunil Gavaskar

Gavaskar spoke at length about what went well for the three-time champions. The veteran believes Moeen Ali’s promotion to order was a masterstroke as he produced some spectacular shots to stabilize the team’s batting order. He also praised Faf du Plessis, Ruturaj Gaikwad and Sam Curran for their blistering form.

Speaking on areas the team needs to improve on, the former skipper said Chennai Should be working on their bowling alley like in the game against the Mumbai Indians, they failed to defend a target as high as 218 points.

“Promoting Moeen Ali to the top of the order at No. 3 proved to be a masterstroke as the left-handed batsman produced some dazzling innings. The seasoned Faf du Plessis were also in good shape and, together with promising Ruturaj Gaikwad, gave the team a good start.

“Sam Curran continues to impress and improve with every game and submits just to be considered a true all-rounder now. It is the final bowling of the overs that the team must strengthen as was evident in the game against Mumbai when, despite scoring 218, they lost the game on the last ball, ”said Gavaskar.

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