For the first time in the history of the Indian Premier League (IPL), Chennai Super Kings (CSK) won’t be a part of the playoffs. The team, captained by MS Dhoni, on Sunday, October 25, became the first team to get eliminated from the 2020 edition. Before the day started, the Yellow Army were in with a mathematical chance of making the playoffs, though it required a miracle, to say the least.
They started the day on a grand note, beating the Royal Challengers Bangalore (RCB) by eight wickets at the Dubai International Cricket Stadium. The Super Kings made a comeback after their 10-wicket loss at the hands of the Mumbai Indians (MI) at the Sharjah Cricket Stadium.
CSK’s campaign ends
However, their joys were short-lived as after the end of the 45th match, they, officially, were knocked out of the cash-rich league. In the second game on Sunday, Rajasthan Royals (RR) beat Kieron Pollard’s MI by eight wickets at the Sheikh Zayed Stadium in Abu Dhabi.
With RR’s triumph, CSK’s hopes also ended. Dhoni’s men have two games remaining in the tournament and they will be looking to restore some pride. In the meantime, Sakshi Dhoni, the CSK skipper’s wife, penned down an emotional message, showing how much the teams means to her.
Here’s Sakshi’s note
“It’s just a game… You win some you lose some!! Years gone by are witness to some enthralling victories and a few agonising defeats! Celebrating one and being heartbroken by the other!! Some reasonable response others not so… Some win, some lose, and others miss… it’s just a game!! Many preachers and varied reactions! Allow emotions not to beat the very essence of sportsmanship…
“’It’s just a game!! No one wants to lose, but not all can be winners! When struck down, stunned, the walk back from the field seems long… Jubilant sounds and sighs add to the pain, inner strength takes control… It’s all just a game!! You were winners then; you are winners now! True warriors are born to fight as they will always be Super Kings in our hearts and in our minds!!”
Sakshi, S.D (25.10.2020)
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