CSK finished ninth on the IPL 2022 points table with just four wins in 14 games.
Former Indian all-rounder Irfan Pathan revealed his five positives from the Chennai Super Kings camp despite their dismal performance in the IPL 2022 season. The defending champions finished ninth on the points table with just four wins in 14 games after a defeat in their last game against the Rajasthan Royals. The season did not go well for CSK right from the start of the tournament despite them showing good signs in the second half of the tournament.
Ruturaj Gaikwad who had a terrific season last year failed to live up to the expectations this year and could manage just 368 runs at the top of the order. Ravindra Jadeja lacked the batting form and wasn’t at his best in terms of captaincy as well. The injury of Deepak Chahar did not help either while Ambati Rayudu and Shivam Dube had an on and off-season which did not help the cause for CSK.
However, they have a lot of positives to take forward as they tried a lot of Indian domestic seamers who were impressive amid the injury to Deepak Chahar. Also, MS Dhoni’s batting form was a huge plus and he had already noted about playing in the next IPL season as well which will be a great boost to their captaincy potential and finishing abilities.
Meanwhile, Pathan posted an Instagram video congratulating Rajasthan Royals for finishing in the top two of the points table which will provide them with an extra opportunity to make the finals. He went on to pick five positives from the CSK set-up to be Maheesh Theekshana, Mukesh Choudhary, Simarjeet Singh, Matheesha Pathirana and Devon Conway.
“What positives can CSK take for the next season??,” Pathan captioned the video on Instagram.
Here’s Irfan Pathan’s video on Instagram
It will be interesting to see if Chennai Super Kings go for a captaincy potential in the next IPL auction with Dhoni not getting any younger and they will have to groom a successor in time as well.