CSK coach Stephen Fleming praises Simarjit Singh and Mukesh Chaudhary
Mumbai, May 13 (H.S.). Chennai Super Kings head coach Stephen Fleming has heaped praise on his young fast bowlers Simarjit Singh and Mukesh Choudhary, despite suffering a loss against Mumbai Indians.
A crucial partnership between Tilak Verma and Hrithik Shokeen and Tim David’s 16 not out helped Mumbai Indians beat Chennai Super Kings by 5 wickets at the Wankhede Stadium here on Thursday.
After the match, Fleming said, “Despite the loss in the match against Mumbai, some things have actually been positive for us. I felt Simarjeet and Mukesh bowled well with the new ball. Mukesh has been excellent this season and is feeling confident enough. Simarjeet has achieved a lot in just 3-4 matches. So it’s a positive for the team. At the same time, with Deepak Chahar back in the team, we have some good options with the new ball.
Fleming expressed his disappointment over the non-availability of Decision Review System (DRS) for the first 10 balls during the match against Mumbai, which led to the loss of three crucial wickets for CSK in the form of Devon Conway, Moeen Ali and Robin Uthappa.
He said, “It was a bit unfortunate, that it happened at that time. Yeah, we’re a little disappointed, but it’s still part of the game. We should have been better than this, it was definitely not a great start.”
Let us inform that in this match, the team of CSK, batting first, was reduced to 97 runs in 16 overs. Captain Mahendra Singh Dhoni scored an unbeaten 36 for CSK. Daniel Sams got 3 wickets for Mumbai, Meredith and Karthikeya got 2-2 and Bumrah and Ramandeep Singh got one wicket each.
In reply, Mumbai team won by scoring 103 runs for the loss of 5 wickets in 14.5 overs.