Chennai Super Kings have also thanked the fans, police, ground staff after the match (PC: iplt20)
New Delhi.Chennai Super Kings lost at home. Kolkata Knight Riders defeated MS Dhoni’s Chennai at home in the 61st match of IPL 2023. This match was very important for Dhoni in every sense. With a win over Kolkata, he could have entered the playoffs on Sunday itself, but Nitish Rana’s team extended his wait. Not only has the wait increased, but the danger has also increased. In fact, Chennai is second after Gujarat Titans in the points table with 15 points. She will now play her last league match against Delhi Capitals.
The match against Kolkata was Chennai’s last league match at home, where it could not give its fans a chance to celebrate. MS Dhoni will now be seen playing in Chennai again this season only when his team qualifies for the playoffs. Before the match against Kolkata, CSK’s place in the playoffs and its playoff match in Chennai was considered confirmed, but the defeat in the last league match at home has increased its headache.
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Dhoni’s last match in Chennai!
After seeing the equations that have been made after this defeat of Chennai in the points table, once again the question has started to arise whether Dhoni will be able to return to Chennai or not. In fact, to go to the playoffs, Chennai has to face Delhi Capitals, who are out of this league, and win, if Chennai becomes a victim of vicissitudes against Delhi, then it will have to rely on the results of other teams. In such a situation, the path of Mumbai Indians, Lucknow Super Giants and Royal Challengers Bangalore will become a little easier.
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— Chennai Super Kings (@ChennaiIPL) May 14, 2023
Easy work of 3 teams
All the three teams have yet to play 2-2 more matches. Mumbai is third after Chennai with 14 points, Lucknow fourth with 13 points and Bangalore fifth with 12 points. In such a situation, if Chennai gets defeated in their last league match as well and on the other hand, Mumbai wins one out of 2, Lucknow wins 2 or wins by a big margin and Bangalore wins 2, then Chennai will have a direct win. The game will be over. That means MS Dhoni’s way to return to Chennai will also be closed.
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Will get the way from Delhi
If Dhoni has to return to Chennai, he will have to make way by defeating Delhi at his home. It is also believed that this is his last IPL. Although Mahi has denied this, but he is known only for giving surprises to the fans. If this is the case then Dhoni will try to return to Chennai. After the match against Kolkata, the Chennai team has thanked all the fans, police and ground staff there. The first qualifier and eliminator match will be played on May 23 and May 24 in Chennai only. After this, Qualifier 2 on May 26 and the final on May 28 will both be played in Ahmedabad.