Chennai Super Kings lost their third match in a row in the 13th season of the Indian Premier League.
Dhoni stayed unbeaten on 47 runs off 36 balls as CSK lost the match by seven runs. Dhoni is one of the fittest cricketers in world cricket despite being 39 years old but on Friday he was also seen struggling in the searing heat in UAE.
“I tried to get as much as time as possible. It is quite dry out here. So, the throat gets dry and you start to cough. When you have legal signs, you can take some time off”, He said.
“I was not able to middle a lot of deliveries. Was trying to hit it too hard. When the wicket is slightly at the slower side, it is better to time it. Looking at outfield it was subconsciously coming to us to hit the ball hard,” Dhoni said after his side’s third defeat in four matches.
Dhoni made three changes to his playing XI but could not arrest the slide. He acknowledged they need to find solutions.