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MS Dhoni Reveals ‘Recipe For Success’ After CSK Make IPL 2023 Playoffs, Watch What He Says


Mahendra Singh Dhoni, managed by Chennai Super Kings, confirmed a place in the play-offs of the 16th edition of the Indian Premier League, defeating the Delhi Capitals by 77 runs at Arun Jaitley Stadium on 20 May.

This is the 12th time CSK has reached the IPL playoffs. According to the records, no other team has made it more than nine times, with Mumbai Indians, five-time IPL champions, next on the table. Also, CSK only failed to reach the knockout stage in 2020 and 2022.

When asked how the team manages to keep the momentum going, MSD revealed the ‘recipe for success’ during the post-match presentation.

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Unable to contain himself, former Indian cricketer Sanjay Manjrekar asked Dhoni the secret behind CSK’s success to which the CSK skipper said: “There is no recipe for success, you try to pick the best players and give them the best slot to perform. And nurture them in the areas where they are not strong, someone has to sacrifice their place for the team. Thanks also to the management, they are always behind us. But the players are the most important, without the players can we don’t do anything.”

The legendary cricketer also emphasized choosing players who think of the team first and individual records later.

“I think we need to pick and choose players who are first team – unfettered by individual performance and best in the knockout stage. It’s hard to judge from the outside, we also try to adapt to the players and the environment.” Even if they come for 10%, we can adjust 50% to make them fit better in the team,” he added.

Chennai will now face the defending champions Gujarat Titans at MA Chidambaram Stadium in Chennai on May 23.

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Joanna Swanson

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