IPL 2020: “Please bring Suresh Raina back, send Kedar Jadhav back from the same flight,” say fans after CSK defeat

Chasing a target of 168, CSK could only manage 157 for the loss of five wickets to suffer their fourth defeat in six games. Dhoni’s men were cruising in the run chase at the half-way mark but the dismissal of set Ambati Rayudu (30) and Shane Watson (50) pushed CSK on the backfoot and their middle-order once again failed to rise to the occasion.

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Captain Dhoni also disappointed as he could only muster 12 before Varun Chakravarthy castled his stumps in the 17th over and suddenly CSK had a lot of catching up to do in what was looking a rather easy chase.

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Kedar Jadhav the new man-in after Dhoni’s dismissal hardly showed any intent in the death over ever since his arrival into the middle which forced his partner Sam Curran to go for a big shot on the first ball of the 18th over but he failed as he was caught at the cover region.

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Jadhav kept wasting deliveries as he kept blocking balls one after the other and let the game slip away from his team’s grip. The right-handed batsman couldn’t even rotate the strike in the death overs and by the end of the penultimate over, CSK required 26 off six deliveries.

In the final over bowled by Andre Russell, Jadhav failed to rotate the strike on the first two deliveries. On the third delivery, Jadhav took a single but by then KKR’s win was ensured as CSK required improbable 25 off the last three deliveries. Although Jadeja hit all three remaining balls and got a six, and a couple of boundaries. But that wasn’t enough as his team fell 11 runs short of the target.

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Fans blamed Jadhav’s slow batting and Dhoni’s captaincy for CSK’s defeat. Jadhav was made the butt of all jokes on social media as he could only score a boundary in 12 deliveries he faced and remained unbeaten on seven.

Here’s how Jadhav was criticised:

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