Chennai Super Kings (CSK) and MS Dhoni are synonymous to each other and it is pretty hard for the CSK fans to even imagine their favourite team without Mahi. However, their biggest nightmare came true in the IPL match which was played yesterday between Chennai Super Kings and Sunrisers Hyderabad (SRH). Dhoni was not a part of the squad as he was rested after he suffered a back spasm.
MS Dhoni is an important player for India’s World Cup 2019 campaign so it is quite understandable that no chances can be taken with regard to his fitness.
Suresh Raina led the team in Dhoni’s absence against SRH in the match played at Rajiv Gandhi International Stadium, Hyderabad. Batting first, CSK got a good start with openers Shane Watson and Faf du Plessis scoring 31 and 45 respectively. However, the team got fumbled as both of them got out and managed only 132 runs in 20 overs.
SRH comfortably achieved the target at their home ground with David Warner scoring 50 runs in just 25 balls; he was also named as Man of the Match.
The fans of CSK were quite disappointed and other than the defeat, they were also upset because since 2010, it is the first time that Dhoni hasn’t led the team. Soon they started expressing their unhappiness in the forms of memes on social media.
Check out some of the selected reactions:
Hopefully Dhoni will be fine soon and we will see him in the next match.