Hoping to shrug off memories of their previous game’s defeat against Kolkata Knight Riders, Chennai Super Kings’ skipper MS Dhoni walked out in the middle on the eve of their encounter at Dubai against Virat Kohli-led Royal Challengers Bangalore.
Dhoni lost the toss and Kohli elected to bat first on a batting-friendly wicket, covered with grass on top. Despite losing the toss, CSK fans were elated after learning that Kedar Jadhav has been dropped from the Playing XI. During the toss, Dhoni revealed that Jagadeesan has been given an opportunity of Jadhav.
Jadhav, 35, was heavily trolled by CSK fans following his batting exploits against KKR. The right-hander was sent ahead of the likes of Ravindra Jadeja and Dwayne Bravo. Chasing down the target of 168, CSK needed someone to put his foot on the accelerator.
Kedar Jadhav was bashed by fans for his snail-paced knock
After Shane Watson’s vital half-century at the start, CSK batting force failed to tick the run-flow. Their scoreboard read 101/2 at one point and CSK were looking like the favourites to pocket the match. However, the game turned its tide in the latter phase of the match. Mystery spinners Narine and Varun Chakravarthy added a twist in the tale by scalping wickets and slowing down CSK’s run-flow.
Skipper Dhoni, who scored 11 off 12 deliveries, was shown the exit door by Chakravarthy in the 17th over. After the leader’s departure, the Yellow Army needed 39 off 21. All eyes were on Kedar to smoke a couple of boundaries and sail CSK’s ship to the shore. It all came down to CSK needing 26 in their final 6 deliveries. Jadhav, who stayed unbeaten till the end, failed to clear the rope, leading to enraged fans asking his removal from Chennai’s Playing XI.
Against KKR, Jadhav managed to amass just 7 off 12 and his snail-paced knock led to fans lambasting him on the internet. CSK supporters even questioned the team management for giving Jadhav so many opportunities in the on-going IPL 2020.
In the absence of vice-captain Suresh Raina, Jadhav has completely failed to contribute in the middle. Talking about his stats in the on-going IPL edition, he has aggregated 58 runs in four innings for CSK at an average of 19.33. His strike-rate has also been just 98.30.
Here’s how fans reacted to Kedar Jadhav’s oust:
Thank you Dhoni for dropping lord Kedar Jadhav.
Every #csk fan
— Puru (@Puru2122) October 10, 2020
Thanks to MS Dhoni & CSK management for throwing Kedar Jadhav from playing 11. I'm happy because finally N Jagadeesan make his IPL debut..
— Aninda 🇮🇳 (@anindasarkar_) October 10, 2020
Is it weird that I got goosebumps when MS Dhoni announced Kedar Jadhav is out of the team, and Jagadeesan is in instead?
Ok yes, it may be weird, but I just love this team way too much 💛
— S (@santgva9) October 10, 2020
Chennai Super Kings dropped Kedar Jadhav, after his back to back failures
CSK fans:- pic.twitter.com/EI8eJdKLNn
— Sudhanshu Ranjan Singh (@memegineers_) October 10, 2020
Finally Dhoni drops Kedar Jadhav for Jagadeesan 🤣🤣🤣#CSKvRCB
— Shiva (@shivabelieves) October 10, 2020
That feeling when MS Dhoni said n jagadeesan replacing Kedar Jadhav CSK fans right now we already won half the battle
— Srikanth Reddy (@CricketSrikanth) October 10, 2020
Dhoni has dropped Kedar Jadhav.. CSK never looked so desperate to win like this before even in finals. #IPL
— Silly Point (@FarziCricketer) October 10, 2020
— Murali Karthik (@rakthik) October 10, 2020
Only Good thing is Kedar Jadhav is dropped. Finally.
— Aparna 🌻 (@AppeFizzz) October 10, 2020
— Vivek (@say2vivekkk) October 10, 2020
CHARMING SIDHARTH SHUKLA pic.twitter.com/H9hIq08Pyk
— π – Infinite :)🔥 (@IAmIndianHitler) October 10, 2020
Kedar jadhav has been dropped, SIIIIUUUU
— Kevin⚡ (@_Kevin17i) October 10, 2020
Kedar jadhav is dropped is a Good news😁😁😁….New Talent Jagadeesan got the chance🔥🔥😎😎
— Abhi Ram (@AbhiRamaKrishn8) October 10, 2020
Kedar jadhav is dropped against RCB !! Smjh rahe ho smjh rahe ho 😹😹😹 #RCBvsCSK
— पहला乛 🖤‿✰Akkian💥 (@ksourabh379) October 10, 2020
— Fcuk Kedar Jadhav (@PuntingDude) October 10, 2020
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