On Monday, 3 April 2023, MS Dhoni-led Chennai Super Kings registered their first victory of the season. The victory came on the back of superb batting from openers Rituraj Gaikwad and Devon Conway. In support, Mooen Ali, who didn't get to bowl in the last game, bowled superbly well and took 4 crucial wickets and gave away mere 26 runs. In the end, Chennai Super Kings registered a 12-run win at Chepauk Stadium in Chennai.
At one stage, 218-run target was looking unachievable. However, credit to Kyle Mayers and Nicholas Pooran, both batted extremely well to get their team near to the target. Between this, the Chennai bowlers bowled a lot of no balls which made Captain Cool lose his cool. In total, the Chennai bowlers bowled 13 wides and 3 no balls.
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During the Monday's game, Dhoni appeared to have a conversation with Tushar Deshpande during their bowling against the LSG in a video surfaced online. Watch the video:
Post match, MS Dhoni was asked his thoughts on the number of wides and no balls being bowled by the bowlers in first 2 games. On this, MS Dhoni made a really bold statement. He said, "Bowlers need to control wides and no balls or else they will have to play under a new captain. It will be my second warning and then I will be off."
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The statement made a lot of noise on internet as it made fans confused of what MS Dhoni was actually hinting towards. Fans took to Twitter and requested bowlers to not bowl a no ball.
Chennai currently occupies sixth position on the points table. MS Dhoni-led Chennai will play their next game against Mumbai Indians at Wankhede Stadium on 8 April 2023.