MS Dhoni says losing Lungi Ngidi at start was a big blow for Chennai…

first_imgAdvertisement AdvertisementDefending Indian Premier League champions Chennai Super Kings have started their 2019 IPL campaign with a great start having beaten Royal Challengers Bangalore and Delhi Capitals in their last two matches.However, captain Mahendra Singh Dhoni has said that losing Lungi Ngidi right before the beginning of the league was a big blow for Chennai Super Kings. Ngidi has suffered a side strain.Even though CSK spinners have done a terrific job in the last two matches, Dhoni admitted that Lungi Ngidi’s presence would have been helpful for the team.“The wicket turned more than expected in the first innings. In the second innings, there was enough dew to make it slightly better for the batsmen. The bowlers did a very good job to restrict them to 150. The batsmen, we like a bit of pace, and like it to come onto the bat. We look a slightly better side when that happens. We were unsure about the Chennai wicket whether it will spin or be on the slower side. Losing Ngidi at the start was a big blow because he was the quickest, but other than that we are well-covered in all the areas,” said Dhoni in the post-match presentation ceremony.ALSO READ:IPL: Match 1- CSK vs RCB Review: Super Kings outclass visitors to extend dominant run at Chepauklast_img read more