Shastri said before the match between Chennai and Sunrisers Hyderabad, ‘He (Dhoni) loves football. He takes it very seriously. Looking from the outside, you only hope that no one gets hurt. I remember before the Asia Cup final, there was a lot of dew on the ground. He was slipping five minutes before the toss.
He said, ‘I have never shouted like this in my life. I said stop the match! Said something similar. You wouldn’t want to lose your key player before the match against Pakistan. There are five minutes left in the toss. But it is impossible to bring him out, to get him out of football.
Talking about the match, Chennai had to face defeat in this match. This is the fourth consecutive defeat for Chennai Super Kings in this season. Sunrisers Hyderabad’s Abhishek Sharma played an important role in winning his team by scoring 75 runs in 50 balls. This is Sunrisers Hyderabad’s first win in three matches.