MS does not want to strain his knee by rushing between the wickets, according to Hussey, and so wants the middle-order hitters to do the work.
MS Dhoni has been demoting himself down the batting order of late, and he has been loud about it. In one of the post-match interviews. He state that he have order the lads not to lose their wickets early and not to make him run in order to make everyone’s work easier. Dhoni have been nursing a knee ailment since the start of the season, yet the veteran is still see playing the entire game.
Dhoni bats down the order to give the finishing touch because he doesn’t want to jeopardize his ailing knee by dashing between the wickets, according to batting coach Mike Hussey. The great keeper-batter has been out with a knee injury for the entire IPL, but Dhoni has maintained wickets in every game while also making useful cameos at the end of innings, batting at No. 8.
“I think it’s pretty clear that he likes to come in the last few overs, that’s his plan. It’s been well-documented that his knee has not been 100 percent and he’s trying to get through the matches as best as he can throughout the tournament,”Hussey stated this at a pre-match news conference before CSK’s final league game against the Delhi Capitals.
Dhoni doesn’t want to enter in the 10th, 11th, or 12th inning and have to run those speedy doubles – Hussey
This season, the World Cup-winning skipper has garnered overwhelming backing from the Chennai audience. After CSK’s loss to KKR in their final home game, Dhoni walked around the MA Chidambaram Stadium with an ice pack wrapped over his knee. Dhoni was spotted stumbling and having difficulty taking singles and doubles against DC last week.
“So, I think, he doesn’t want to come in the 10th, 11th, or 12th over and have to run those quick doubles all the time, that’s going to put pressure on the knee. He’s trying to delay coming in as long as possible and having that impact late in the innings. He shows a lot of backing and faith in the likes of (Shivam) Dube, (Ravindra) Jadeja, (Ajinkya) Rahane and (Ambati) Rayudu to do the job before he comes in,”He added