IPL 2022, CSK vs KKR: Always tension when MS Dhoni is batting, says KKR skipper Shreyas Iyer | Cricket News – Times of India

MUMBAI: After defeating Chennai Super Kings (CSK) with a six-wicket victory in the season opener of the Indian Premier League (IPL) 2022, Kolkata Knight Riders‘ (KKR) skipper Shreyas Iyer said that there is always a sense of tension when Mahendra Singh Dhoni is batting.
Ajinkya Rahane’s knock of 44 runs ensured that Dhoni’s half-century went in vain, as KKR registered a six-wicket victory over CSK here at the Wankhede stadium in Mumbai on Saturday.

“There is always tension when MS Dhoni is batting. I knew momentum was going to shift towards them with the dew around. It was difficult to grip the ball…It (the ball) was spongier than we imagined,” said Shreyas in a post-match presentation.
“(I am ) Enjoying the new franchise. The CEO, management, support staff have been outstanding. Just need to carry the momentum. ”

Coming from Mumbai, Shreyas has a fair knowledge of the local conditions.
“This (Wankhede Stadium) is one place I love to play. I grew up here. I thought it (the pitch) would be flat,” he said.
The skipper also had special praise for Umesh Yadav, who took two wickets to restrict CSK to 131/5.
“It was pretty easy for me with the bowling line-up I had. Umesh has worked hard in the nets and did well in the practice games too. Really chuffed to see him perform today,” he added.

After Rahane’s knock at the top, it was Shreyas who hit the winning boundary and brought KKR home with 9 balls remaining.
For CSK, Dhoni scored an unbeaten half-century to lead his team to a par total of 131/5 after loss of early wickets.
CSK will now face Lucknow Super Giants in their next clash on March 31 while KKR will be up against Royal Challengers Bangalore on March 30.

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