Chennai Tremendous Kings all-rounder Shivam Dube notched up his career-best Indian Premier League (IPL) rating of 95 to arrange the primary win of the 2022 season for the defending champions over Faf du Plessis-led Royal Challengers Bangalore. Dube smashed a 46-ball 95 with eight sixes and 5 fours as CSK posted 216/four in opposition to RCB to register a 23-run win – their first in 5 matches in IPL 2022.
Dube placed on 165 runs for the third wicket with Robin Uthappa, who additionally notched up his finest IPL rating of 88 off 50 balls. After his match-winning knock, Dube stated that he considers former India southpaw Yuvraj Singh as his ‘role model’.
“Yuvi (Yuvraj) pa is always a role model for a left-hander. Many people told me that I bat like him. As the situation and captain and coach tell me, I am ready to bat anywhere,” Dube stated throughout the post-match presentation.
“We were looking for the first win and I am happy to contribute. I am more focused this time on my basics. I spoke to the seniors and Mahi (MS Dhoni) bhai also helped me. He said let your skill take care. I wanted to time the ball well and stay still and maintain my balance,” Dube added.
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Having notched up his first win as captain of Chennai Super Kings, Ravindra Jadeja, on Tuesday (April 12) stated he’s nonetheless studying in his position and it’ll take a while ‘to get things going’. After 4 successive losses, CSK lastly opened their account on Tuesday with a 23-run win over Royal Challengers Bangalore.
“First of all, this is the first victory as a captain ever. I would like to dedicate to my wife because first victory is always special,” Jadeja stated within the post-match presentation after CSK restricted RCB to 193 for 9 whereas chasing an imposing 217 to win.
“Previous four games, we couldn’t cross the line. But as a team, we came good. As a captain, I am still picking brains of the senior players. Mahi bhai is there, I always go to him and discuss. Moulding into a new role, it’ll take time to get things going. I am still learning and trying to get better with each game.”
Jadeja stated the crew didn’t panic regardless of dropping 4 successive matches. “Our management don’t put pressure on me, they are relaxed, they always come to me and motivate. We have plenty of experience in our dressing room. Experience comes into play, we don’t panic early. We try to keep ourselves calm, we back ourselves and we look to play positive cricket. We’ll look to push hard, we’ve got the momentum, we’ll try and continue the momentum.”
(with PTI inputs)