Former Australian pacer Brett Lee hailed MS Dhoni‘s captaincy talents for backing veteran all-rounder Shane Watson, who returned to type within the final recreation in opposition to KXIP. Watson had a tough begin to IPL this season in UAE, having registered scores of four, 33, 14 and 1 in first 4 video games however Dhoni and the CSK administration backed him.
Watson slammed 83 runs off 53 balls, laced by 11 fours and three sixes to get again into type in opposition to KXIP. He and Faf du Plessis (87*) steered the CSK facet to an ideal win, because the facet chased down the 179-run goal with 14 balls to spare.
Lee heaped reward on Dhoni and stated the wonderful thing about the CSK skipper is that he commits to the XI and backs them fully.
“The wonderful thing about MS Dhoni is he believes his gamers, commits to the XI which might be there. He additionally backs the 13-14 which might be there if there’s an harm. It’s the XI he believes in, commits to the staff. They performed so effectively and as they are saying, the lions will sleep fairly effectively tonight,” Brett Lee stated.
“Hats off to MSD for offering Watson with that chance and again his teammate. Watto got here out and completely dominated it. The best way he went down the road and didn’t go throughout the road the previous few video games he went throughout the road. When he’s on type, he can do it however Shane Watson, tonight, was on hearth,” Lee additional added.
After the sport in opposition to KXIP, Du Plessis additionally hailed Dhoni and head coach Stephen Flemming to stay with the gamers a bit longer than different groups.
“Credit score to Dhoni and Fleming, it is clearly the CSK approach, they stick to gamers a bit longer than different groups would possibly. They stick to gamers that they really feel will play within the remaining. Credit score to the administration. It isn’t all the time as simple because it seems to be,” De Plessis stated.