It’s important to win games: Dhoni
Rising Pune Supergiants (RPS) skipper MS Dhoni was relieved to snap their four-match losing streak on Tuesday. “We had only won one out of the first five. You cannot be in the middle of the chart to qualify for the semis. There are quite a few teams on 4 or 6 points and we are within reach,” said Dhoni after they beat Sunrisers Hyderabad by 34 runs (D/L Method) at the Rajiv Gandhi International Stadium.
After a rain-delayed start, half of the Hyderabad team was back in the dug-out by the ninth over with only 32 runs on the board, thanks to some top-notch bowling by the RPS seamers.
“Apart from the first toss, I have won them all. We never thought about the rain as a factor; the reason we bowled first is because the wicket stays good. When you are chasing, you don’t worry about the rain much. Length from the bowlers were good and Ashwin bowled the way he wanted to bowl. When there are a few wickets in the first few overs, the spinners don’t feel the pressure. The batsmen and the fast bowlers did well. I don’t mind (playing for 10 years) but another 5 years would be good. A few average fielders in the side and the ball goes to them mostly. So we have score those extra 10 runs. This is one game where we did well in all the departments,” added Dhoni obviously pleased by his team’s show.
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