Chennai Super Kings captain MS Dhoni had some words of advice for CSK pace sensation Matheesha Pathirana regarding his international career after winning the Player of the Match against MI. The Yellow Army finally managed to break their losing streak against the Mumbai Indians at M.A. Chidambaram stadium. Chennai registered a massive six-wicket win to jump to second place on the table.
Addressing this performance in the post-match presentation, MS Dho ni spoke about how Matheesha Pathirana shouldn’t play Test cricket. He also spoke about how the Sri Lankan star should keep his focus on ICC tournaments.
MS Dhoni said, “People who don't have a very clean action, batters find it difficult to pick them. It is not the pace or variations, but the consistency. I would prefer him not to play red-ball cricket and play all the ICC tournaments, he would be a great asset for Sri Lanka. He was slightly lean last season and has added muscle this season.”
Further talking about the game, the 2011 World Cup-winning captain spoke about how this was a crucial win for the side after a string of poor performances. He said, “ It was a very crucial game for a simple reason, if you see the points table there's a muddle in the middle. Last few games the results have not gone in our favour and so it is good to be on the winning side.”
“I was doubtful with the decision at the toss, I wanted to bat first but the think tank thought about the rain, I was slightly outnumbered and so we went with the majority. If there is some kind of a confusion then we sit and talk about it. I felt the wicket will slow down and that was the reason behind it, and even if rain comes then the majority of the game would have been done,” he further continued.