It’s not the end of world, says Dhoni

Mumbai: Chennai Super Kings might have had a ‘perfect game’ against Delhi Capitals but skipper Mahendra Singh Dhoni doesn’t want to lose his sleep over play-off qualifications as he feels that even if they fail in that pursuit, it won’t be ‘end of the world.

CSK beat Delhi Capitals by 91 runs and moved to the eighth position in the league table and will now need to win three games and depend on other results to make it as fourth place entrants in the play-offs.

‘If we make the playoffs, great. But even if we don’t it’s not the end of the world,’ a pragmatic Dhoni said after completing a ‘Capitals Demolition’.

‘I am not a big fan of maths. Even in school, I wasn’t good at it. Thinking of the net run-rate doesn’t help. You just want to enjoy the IPL. When two other teams are playing, you don’t want to be under pressure and thinking. You just have to think about what to do in the next game,’ he said.

However, he did admit that the cricket they are playing now could have been played a few games earlier.

‘It would have been better if we would have had a win like this somewhere early. It was a perfect game.’

Earlier, Chennai Super Kings beat Delhi Capitals by 91 runs in their IPL match.

Sent in to bat, CSK posted 208 for 6 with Devon Conway top-scoring with a 49-ball 87 while Ruturaj Gaikwad and Shivam Dube contributed 41 and 32 respectively.

For DC, Anrich Nortje was the most successful bowler with figures of 3/42 while Khaleel Ahmed took two wickets.

In reply, DC were all out for 117 in 17.4 overs with Mitchell Marsh top-scoring with 25 off 20 balls. For CSK, Moeen Ali took three wickets while Mukesh Choudhary, Simarjeet Singh and Dwayne Bravo got two each.