Chennai Super Kings batsman Ambati Rayudu has said having practice sessions in Chennai prior to the Indian Premier League (IPL) helped him gain some momentum. His comment came when right-handed Rayudu scored 71 points against Mumbai Indians in the IPL opener to give his side a five-wicket victory. As a result of this knock, he was named player of the match. Before the IPL started in the UAE, the Indian players from Chennai had five-day net sessions in Chennai, after which the contingent left for Dubai.
“We trained in lockdown, we were really eager and as we get older we have to train, so we were training. The field was good, once the dew came up the field accelerated a little bit, it did a little with the new one. ball, ”Rayudu said as he received his Player of the Match award.
“We trained in Chennai, it really helped and then we trained in Dubai, so I felt good,” he added.
Chennai Super Kings defeated Mumbai Indians by five wickets in the opening match of the IPL 2020 on Saturday.
In the chase of 163, CSK skipper MS Dhoni Ravindra promoted Jadeja and Sam Curran for him and the English batsman played an 18-run cameo from just 6 balls to put CSK in a comfortable position.
In the end, Faf du Plessis and MS Dhoni guided CSK to a five-wicket victory over Mumbai Indians in Abu Dhabi.
For CSK, Ambati Rayudu played a match-winning streak of 71 while Faf du Plessis scored an unbeaten 58. For Mumbai, Pattinson returned with the best scores of 1-27 from his four overs quota.
In doing so, Dhoni became the first skipper in IPL to achieve 100 wins as a franchise leader.
CSK had lost five games against Mumbai, but after winning the game on Saturday, the Dhoni-led franchise finally took a win over the Rohit Sharma-led Mumbai Indians.
CSK then faces Rajasthan Royals on September 22, while Mumbai, led by Rohit Sharma, faces Kolkata Knight Riders on September 23.
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