Captain Mahendra Singh Dhoni admitted that Chennai Super Kings team needs to “get a lot of things right” to effect a turnaround in the ongoing Indian Premier League.
“I was not able to middle a lot of deliveries. Was trying to hit it too hard. When the wicket is slightly at the slower side, it is better to time it. Looking at outfield it was subconsciously coming to us to hit the ball hard,” Dhoni said.
Chasing 166 for victory against Sunrisers Hyderabad on Friday, CSK fell short by by seven runs, with skipper Dhoni staying unbeaten on 47 off 36 balls.
Dhoni made three changes to his playing XI but could not arrest the slide. He acknowledged that they need to find solutions.
“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 maybe we are getting too relaxed,” he said.
This was his side’s third defeat in four matches.
Meanwhile, CSK will be facing Kings XI Punjab today at Dubai.
Inputs from PTI and Cricbuzz.