IPL 2018: B-Town Congratulates Champions Chennai Super Kings


And we had seen during the Big Bash that his form had returned. He scored 530 runs with each run coming at a cost of INR 3.20 lakh. "Opening the batting and bowling a few overs", Fleming said. At the start, yes maybe we felt we have to get moving, but we had the belief that we had the firepower to get the runs. The last two overs from Ngidi and Shardul, I was happy because it could have been a lot more. Rayudu is 33, but he covers good ground. "That's what more matters than age", Dhoni said after the match. What captains want is players who move well in the field. It doesn't matter who was born in which year, you have to be fit and agile. You have to accept your shortcomings. Similarly 37 year old Shane Watson scored two centuries for CSK, Dwayne Bravo nearing his 35th birthday pulled CSK out of jail in the starting stages of the tournament with his blitzkrieg 63 off 38 balls against Mumbai Indians. The plan was to go there irrespective of the result. We are going to Chennai tomorrow, meet a few people, the fans and some people who are close to the franchise. "We stick together through thick and thin", he said.

The coach said it was a team performance but did not forget to pinpoint individual contributions throughout the season. CSK won the IPL 2018 title on May 27. Things fell my way nicely at certain times.

Remarkably, it took Watson 11 balls to get off the mark, but after that he belted 11 fours and eight sixes in the monster knock. Bhuvneshwar Kumar was very skillful with the new ball. We knew the conditions of Pune.

"Stephen Fleming and M.S. Dhoni have been looking after me really well and I am really glad to contribute like I did tonight", he added. They've been superb with my recovery. For most of the guys, this is their first time. Nothing is better than winning finals. That's why I'm very happy for the team.

"We always like players who are multi-talented". The amount of games all of us have put together are for moments like these.

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Rayudu (602) and Watson (555) were among top-five run-getters this IPL. Dhoni does have a very strong influence and impact on players. We had to change the way we had to play the game. It was this year, the quality of those players, you have to look at specialists as well.

"Brilliant the way we came out and chased it down". 23-24 can be a large group to manage. "There's a lot of trust as well and it's a nice relationship to have with him". More often than not you get hit in this format. Good to come away with a win and lucky to be part of an IPL winning side. These days it's a trend, wristspinners are bowling more and more, fingerspinners aren't bowling that much. But I hope it would change next year. But this year we won it and it is incredible. I can't express the feeling in words. The last game was on my mind.

"I was really fortunate to have such a season for Chennai. I was confident we could chase this".

The members of the team chose to travel to Chennai after being crowned champions. We did a good job on and off the field. But none of these reasons matter, what matters is that we've won it in the end. Thanks to Mahi bhai, he believed in me. "One of my dreams has come true".