IPL 2022: Ravindra Jadeja backs Chennai Super Kings to make comeback after 4th defeat – Need to work hard

On Saturday, the Super Kings dropped to their fourth loss in the tournament after Kane Williamson-led Sunrisers Hyderabad defeated them by eight wickets.

MS Dhoni, Ravindra Jadeja (courtesy: BCCI)

MS Dhoni, Ravindra Jadeja (courtesy: BCCI)

HIGHLIGHTS

  • On Saturday, CSK lost to SRH by eight wickets
  • CSK lost their fourth game at trot in IPL 2022
  • Jadeja said CSK was 20-25 runs short

Chennai Super Kings (CSK) captain Ravindra Jadeja found that his team was out of order during Saturday’s game against the Sunrisers Hyderabad (SRH) at the Dr. DY Patil Sports Complex in Mumbai. On April 9, the four-time IPL champions fell to a heavy eight wicket loss at the hands of Kane Williamson’s Sunrisers Hyderabad (SRH).

It was also CSK’s fourth loss at a trot and they sit ninth in the points list with a disastrous net run rate of -1,211. Jadeja felt that the Super Kings could not live up to expectations with the bat. After being batted first, CSK scored 154/7 with Moeen Ali’s 35-ball 48 as the highest score.

Jadeja himself made a cameo of 23 points on 15 balls, but was unable to take his team to a formidable score. The CSK captain was also a little dejected with the way the CSK bowlers were performing. However, after four defeats at the trot, he sounded confident for the Super Kings to make a comeback in the tournament.

‘We are professionals’

“It’s with the ball that we’re disappointed, but we came up 20-25 runs short. We wanted to fight to the end. 155 isn’t bad and our bowlers wanted to take wickets. Tomorrow might be a day off, but we’re will try to improve. We will talk about where we fall short. We are professionals and have to work hard, stick together and come back stronger,” said Jadeja.

SRH made light work of the chase by tracking down the goal with 14 balls left. Abhishek Sharma’s 50-ball 75 coupled with Rahul Tripathi’s unbeaten 15-ball 39 prevented CSK from gaining a foothold in the match.

The Super Kings and five-time IPL champion, Mumbai Indians (MI), are the only two teams yet to open their accounts in the ongoing IPL edition.

CSK’s next match is against Faf du Plessis’ Royal Challengers Bangalore (RCB) on Tuesday 12 April at the same venue.

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