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Dedicate this win to one of the special members of our team, MS Dhoni: Jadeja

Last updated on 29 May 2023 | 09:00 PM
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Dedicate this win to one of the special members of our team, MS Dhoni: Jadeja

MS Dhoni's men did the unthinkable as they tied with Mumbai Indians to become the joint most successful team in the IPL

Wow, what a finish. Arguably, the best IPL final ever. 

Needing 13 of the last over, Mohit Sharma started strongly with four yorkers. Unfortunately, with 10 needed of 2, he missed his mark at the worst possible mark. Two missed yorkers, and Jadeja managed to eke out those two boundaries to help CSK win their fifth title. 

Before that, B Sai Sudharsan set the stage on fire with a fantastic 47-ball-96. He spared no one, as he scored 8 fours and 6 sixes in his innings. Ably supported by cameos from, the skipper, Hardik Pandya and Shubman Gill, along with a fifty from the experienced Wriddhiman Saha, GT posted an imposing 214 on the scoreboard.   

Here's what a few of the CSK members had to say.

Dwayne Bravo: "It's a great journey, and I've got to give credit to our entire bowling unit and Eric Simons. It's a great combination between Eric and myself, and we're proud to see this young bowling group go out and showcase their talent. I hope my best friend Kieron Pollard is watching. He has some catching up to do."

Ajinkya Rahane: "Really enjoyed it. Credit goes to CSK management and Mahi bhai. They said they would back me completely if I got an opportunity, and told me what my role was before the season. They did not interfere at all and the freedom which CSK gives is massive. Really happy with the way I batted. This is really special. Rayudu is a great character to have. Very intense, very hard-working, great team man I would say. The knock he played today was really really special. Very happy for him. "

Stephen Fleming: "We have like 20-odd players and 15 coaching staff. It's a caravan of people but at the end of the day, you're all just sitting and watching helplessly. Pathirana has been massive. We have been a little bit short in the bowling department so Tushar fronted up. We have enough talent there with Chahar, Simarjeet and a few others. With Pathirana, the backend all of a sudden became a weapon for us. "

Ravindra Jadeja: "Feeling amazing winning our fifth title in front of my home crowd. They've come in big numbers to support CSK. This crowd has been amazing. They were waiting for rain to stop till late night. Want to say big congratulations to CSK fans. Want to dedicate this win to one of the special members of our team - MS Dhoni. I was just thinking that I need to swing hard no matter what. Yeah, anything can happen. I was looking to hit straight because Mohit can bowl slower ones. Want to say congratulations to each and every fan of CSK. Just keep cheering the way you have been."

Devon Conway (Player Of The Match): It was a long time to wait, very nervous but Rutu and I plotted how we'll go about it. Personally, it is the greatest win in my career. IPL final, it doesn't get bigger than that. Lot of credit to Mike Hussey, he is a fellow left-handed player. Nice to be in his shoes.

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