At the post-match presentation, Dhoni said that with 217 runs to be chased, what was needed was a really good start, which did not happen. Another point of disputation was Dhoni had sent Sam Curran, debutant Ruturaj Gaikwad, and an out-of-practice Kedar Jadhav ahead of him and went after the fall of the fifth wicket.
While explaining for him to be on No.7, he explained that he did not bat for a long time, and a 14-day quarantine doesn’t help. He also said that he wanted to do things differently, so he gave Sam an opportunity. And if it did not work out, they can always get back to their strengths and perform.
The last sixes by Dhoni did bring some joy to his fans, though. Dhoni also congratulated the RR spinners for hitting the right lengths and accepted that the CSK spinners made a mistake to bowl too full.CSK finished with 200/6 with Dhoni unbeaten on 29 off 17 balls.