MS Dhoni might have driven Chennai Super Kings to a fourth IPL title, however, the CSK captain recognized the battle put in by next in line Kolkata Knight Riders, who arose as the second-best group Friday night in Dubai. KKR, expecting to win their third IPL title, missed the mark by 27 runs, however, the group sure figured out how to win a ton of admirers, including Dhoni, through their tough show.
KKR were set seventh on the focuses table at the finish of India's leg with two dominates from seven matches, yet arranged a momentous turnaround in the UAE, winning seven out of their next nine. Dhoni credited the group for the manner in which it ricocheted back in the competition while adding that Eoin Morgan's group 'had the right to win the IPL.
"Before I start talking about CSK, need to talk about KKR. Difficult to come back and do what they have, if any team deserved to win the IPL, it's KKR. Huge credit to the coaches, team and support staff. The break really helped them," said Dhoni during the post-match presentation ceremony.
Coming to his own team, Dhoni pointed out that it was important to shuffle a few players here and there, and reflected on the journey from being the first team to get eliminated from IPL 2020 to becoming the first team to qualify for the Playoffs this year.
"We had match winners coming game after game and doing really well. Every final is special, if you look at stats, we may say we're the most consistent team to lose the final too. I feel it's important to come back strong, especially in the knockouts," added Dhoni.
"Frankly no chats, we don't talk a lot [meetings]. It's more one-on-one, our practice sessions are meeting sessions. The moment you get into a team room, it brings about different pressure. Our practice sessions have been good."