As Chennai Super Kings lost to Gujarat Titans in the IPL 2023 season-opening, former cricketer Virender Sehwag questioned MS Dhoni’s leadership. When CSK scored 178 in their 20 overs thanks to Ruturaj Gaikwad’s 92, GT won the game by five wickets. Shubman Gill’s impressive 63 runs would help Gujarat Titans win in the final over.
When Dhoni decided against using Moeen Ali in the middle overs, Sehwag stuck with Deshpande instead. The veteran cricketer told Cricbuzz, that he didn’t anticipate the CSK captain making such errors during IPL games.
“Dhoni might not have needed to go to Tushar Deshpande, who was very expensive if he had used an over from Moeen Ali in the middle. Although you don’t anticipate MS Dhoni to make errors like this frequently, you may utilize the risk-and-reward strategy of using an off-spinner when right-handers are batting in such a situation “Sehwag stated.
Manoj Tiwary, a former KKR batsman who participated in the conversation, expressed surprise that Deshpande, who bowls in the game’s closing moments, was given the new ball against the Gujarat Titans on that particular day.