Chennai Super Kings (CSK) coach Stephen Fleming said there were a lot of injuries, disappointments and frustrations inside the camp after three-time IPL champions Mumbai Indians (MI) clashed by 10 wickets on Friday.
The loss of the Mumbai Indians is a sign of the whole season, which is completely wrong, Fleming said. He said CSK deserved to top the points table. Chennai are eighth with six points.
“There have been a lot of injuries, disappointments, frustrations with the disappointing season. A lot of things have been tried, but we have not been able to put a game together,” Fleming said after Friday’s humiliating loss.
“We have holes all over for things like losing a player before the start of the season or being one of the short overs or losing a couple of wickets. It can happen at a team pace. We don’t have numbers from individuals, so our place in the points table is probably appropriate.”
M.I. Bolt took those three power-play wickets, while Bumrah got two.
“We were very stunned. We had a terrible power-play, losing wickets very quickly and often. The game was almost over in the power-play itself. It was very difficult. They bowled well, but we found ways to get them out.”