A Cracking End to the Vivo IPL 2018 saw the So called “Aged team” lift the trophy for the third time in the history of IPL. Experts referred CSK as “Dad’s army” after the match.
After the match, a joyous MS Dhoni put up a picture on Instagram with his wife Sakshi and daughter Ziva – who’s quickly become one of the star kids at this year’s IPL edition.
Making a standard Dad-joke, he said that Ziva didn’t care for the trophy but just wanted out run on the lawns.
He wrote on Instagram:
“Thanks everyone for the support and Mumbai for turning yellow. Shane ‘shocking’ Watson played a shocking innings to get us through. end of a good season. Ziva doesn’t care about the trophy, wants to run on the lawn according to her wordings.”
Speaking after the match, captain cool said:
“We talked a lot about age but what matters is the fitness. Rayudu for example is 32, he’s someone who is fit, covers a lot of ground. Even if he plays a few games where he spends a lot of time in the ground and in the field, he never complains. So, it is the fitness that really matters more than the age aspect.”
“What captains want is players who move well in the field. It doesn’t matter which year a player is born in, whether you are 19 or 20 – you have to be agile. You have to accept your shortcomings. For example, if I push Watson to stop a single, there is a very good chance that he’ll burst his hamstring and won’t be available for the next game. So what you tell yourselves is that they have to commit and try, but there’s no point getting injured for a single,” said Dhoni before adding that the CSK squad will be heading to Chennai on Monday for further celebrations.
Chennai had finished behind table toppers SunRisers Hyderabad in the group stage but defeated them in the playoffs at the same venue on Tuesday. They picked up their third IPL trophy after a gap of seven years.
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