The 2021 Indian Premier League (IPL) kicks off on Friday and three-time champions Chennai Tremendous Kings (CSK) will play their first match, towards Delhi Capitals, on Saturday. Forward of the event, CSK chief govt Kasi Viswanathan speaks to The Indian Specific concerning the staff’s preparation, Cheteshwar Pujara and MS Dhoni’s future. Excerpts:
Final season was underwhelming by CSK’s lofty requirements. The staff didn’t qualify for the playoffs. Did Dhoni give a staff speak after the event?
No. Usually what we do is, we have now a course of set earlier than we begin a event. So we did the method for final 12 months’s event additionally. It so occurred that we missed a few of our greatest gamers, and a few them acquired contaminated by Covid. These (the state of affairs) had been past our attain. Now the staff is in good condition. The method has been good. They’ve been having follow periods for the final 15-20 days. And we imagine in our course of. The captain could be very clear – it’s best to do the method correctly and if the method is ok, the outcomes will come.
He performed the Syed Mushtaq Ali Trophy. After that he has been practising. He didn’t need to play a 50-over event (Vijay Hazare Trophy). (However) he has been practising with us additionally for the final 10 days. He’s very eager to do nicely. See, a participant of his calibre who has achieved a lot for CSK in addition to the very best run-getter within the IPL for a interval of the final 10-12 years (earlier than Virat Kohli overtook him), he’s very eager to show himself.