IPL 2023: CSK Skipper MS Dhoni Names Star Player's Name

 - Sakshi Post

After the loss against Rajasthan Royals, Chennai Super Kings skipper MS Dhoni admitted that his team fell 15 runs short in the final league match.

Chennai posted 150/6 in their allotted 20 overs. Except for all-rounder Moeen Ali, who scored the second-fastest half-century for CSK against Rajasthan Royals, no other batsman batted well. As a result, the reigning champs were forced to settle for a subpar innings total.

On the other hand, praised his young bowlers, and said that they learned a lot in their first IPL season. Mukesh Choudhary, Mahesh Theekshana, Simarjeet Singh, Prashant Solanki, and Matheesha Pathirana made a mark at various stages of IPL 2022.

Pathirana, a 19-year-old uncapped Sri Lankan pacer, was brought in as a substitute for New Zealand fast bowler Adam Milne and has attracted a lot of attention for his Lasith Malinga-like bowling motion.

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Pathirana, who grabbed two wickets in two games this season, has Dhoni's support in terms of not just returning but also contributing to IPL 2023.

“Our Malinga [Matheesha Pathirana], he’s really good. It’s difficult to pick him and I feel he will definitely contribute next year for us in a big way,” Dhoni mentioned.

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