The Indian legend has exceeded expectations, leading with authority and winning matches with bat in hand.
But CSK's success this season is a genuine team effort. The Chennai bowling, led by Shardul Thakur and complemented by Imran Tahir, Depak Chahar, has also clicked so far.
Defending champions Mumbai Indians, the perennial slow starters of IPL find themselves in a hard situation as it's the point of return for them and perhaps one of their last bets to even think about qualifying for the playoffs.
Ambati Rayudu has been the rock of Chennai's stirring performances - with two half-centuries, he has amassed 283 runs from six innings. When you want to win games like this, all three departments have to come collectively. Having lost their first four matches previous year as well, the well-drilled and experienced Mumbai side bounced back to not only reach the final but also win it comfortably.
Chennai were on the brink of elimination after a poor run during the group stages. That is a major concern.
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Subsequently, she was given a guard inside the court premises so that she could appear in the case. The bench posted the matter for further hearing on May 7.
The only positive for them has been Suryakumar Yadav and young Ishan Kishan's impressive showings. The six to finish the game came after he stayed deep in the crease and moved to off to hit a wide and full ball over wide long-on. Perhaps he is being treated with more respect now, but there is no doubt his surprise package has lost impact.
Raina combined with Ambati Rayudu (46) to put on 71 for the second wicket after the early loss of Shane Watson, who was the first of two victims for left-arm spinner Krunal Pandya.
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Such was the dominance from the former Proteas skipper that the hosts raced to 87/1 midway into the innings, with both de Villiers and de Kock nearing their respective fifties.
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And speaking at his news conference ahead of Liverpool's home game against Stoke on Saturday, Klopp said: "I'm not anxious ". They are desperate to put things right.
Against Punjab, Dhoni made 79 but unfortunately couldn't take his side home.
After a fast start, the 32-year-old did briefly slow down to an extent as Shane Watson, Suresh Raina and Sam Billings were dismissed cheaply.
There has been an element of inconsistency in Dhoni's form lately.
Despite Rohit Sharma's inconsistency, he is still by far the best batsman in the top order and because of his failures has drifted in the market to 7/2.
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But in a statement released by the club later on Wednesday, the 68-year-old clarified that he had no problem with the timing. If he respects me even 50 per cent of what I respect him we can even be friends in the future.