Learn Consistency from CSK
Yes, they are. The team emerged into the Indian Premier League in 2008 in a high as MS Dhoni was in the peak of his period along with Muralitharan, the spin wizard and Flamboyant Matthew Hayden being selected in the auction. It was indeed a great IPL for the men in yellow. Stephen Fleming was the opener then along with Hayden. This pair didn’t work a lot but proved vital for the team.
Oh! I forgot someone. It is Michael Hussey. Woh! He was the best in his form during that time with a magnificent century too. What changes he bought to the team was splendid. Because of the National Duties, Jacob Oram, Mike Hussey and Matthew Hayden left for their county. This was when the Kings from Chennai crumbled but Dhoni managed it.
Even though IPL 1 had many failures in the team, they still reached the finale. The Fiesta came to an end with emotions all round the ground and MSD’s CSK losing the game with a quite sleak. But Oh man, they were one of the best teams of IPL 1. The first season of IPL gave in India a new bowler in Manpreet Gony who was heavily relied upon by Dhoni during the absence of Morkel and Ntini. But again as usual, we see Gony chucked out of the Indian team by the selectors.
Then comes in the auction for the Fiesta 2 in Goa. CSK went mad with the presence of Freddie Flintoff an of course some new guys came in along with Thilan Thushara and Murali Vijay. Flintoff went back home after 3 games as CSK wasted millions in him. Totally, Fiesta 2 was on a low for MSD’s team and we saw they were eliminated from the semi finals in South Africa. There came in the emergence of T20 aggressive Suresh Raina. Matthew Hayden was on a roll, he was the pick of this tournament, with a lot of runs in the bag.
Fiesta 3’s auction was surprising, the Chennaians got Douggy Bollinger, Justin Kemp and Thissira Perera to a already strong team. The league stages was a little on the low for the team but they did enough to jump into the semis. In the middle, Dazzling Raina had to shoulder some Captaincy since Dhoni missed out few matches. Nobody rather expected this baroque from the Men in Yellow. But they did. Yes they did. The Champions of IPL 2010- Chennai Super Kings. All Chennai fans went mad and shouted ‘Whistle Podu CSK ke.’ The magic they created was magnificent, they dazzling performance and sizzling spirit, all won them this cup.
Again, nobody expected them to do so better in the Champions League 2010. Perhaps, placed along with all other tough teams, people expected CSK not to qualify, but Raina‘s brilliant Batting, Dhoni‘s flamboyant Captaincy, Ashwin‘s formidable bowling and Murali Vijay‘s majestic batting all proved it wrong. Beating a superb team like Chevrolet Warriors was not impossible but not too easy also. There proved Chennai, their presence, their consistency since IPL 1, all MS Dhoni’s amazing Captaincy.
But, it is Miserably bad for the CL Champs as it is their team’s last appearance with all guys. After all this, a fresh new look with be upon the team, with any 4 old faces. Lets see who will fill their spots. ‘Whistle Podu CSK ke’
GUEST AUTHOR: Saksham Talwar
Posted on September 29, 2010, in Chennai Super Kings and tagged Andrew Filntoff, Chennai Super Kings, CSK, Doug Bollinger, Michael Hussey, ms dhoni, murali vijay, Ravichandran Ashwin, Suresh Raina. Bookmark the permalink. 4 Comments.