There has been a lot of talking about MS Dhoni’s health after he, yesterday, was seen coughing on the ground while chasing a total of 165 runs against Sunrisers Hyderabad.
Despite trying his best (actually it looked like SRH was trying its best to lose the match), Dhoni’s team fell short of seven runs to lose its third game in a row in the IPL 2020.
Besides this, the 39-year-old was also seen struggling in the searing heat in UAE. He talked about the situation after the match, saying that his throat had got dry so he started to cough.
“I tried to get as much as time as possible. It is quite dry out here. So, the throat gets dry and you start to cough. When you have legal signs, you can take some time off,” Dhoni said.
In addition, talking about the third straight loss in the IPL, Dhoni said that the team maybe is too relaxed, which is an attitude that needs to be changed.
“Long time back once we lost three in a row. We need to get a lot of things right. It is the professionalism. We need to take our catches not bowl no-balls. Those are the controllables and may be we are getting too relaxed,” he said.
“We have been a bit too relaxed at times. After the 16th over, we had two good overs but overall we could have been slightly better.”Nobody wants to drop catches but at the same at this level, we need to draw a line and say these catches that need to be taken especially when the team hasn’t been doing that outstandingly well,” he said referring to spilled chances when SRH’s Abhishek Sharma was batting.”Catches that these can hamper your knock out stage games. It is very important to be at your best. There are plenty of positives in this game but we will try to come back strong.”