CSK faced RCB in the last match of the Indian Premier League in the UAE, where they defeated Virat Kohli's side by six wickets. In the same vein, MS Dhoni and his teammates have climbed to the top of the points table and are nearly certain to make the playoffs. Gautam Gambhir, a former Indian cricketer, has opened up on Dhoni's batting order in this sequence.
Gambhir also stated that if CSK makes the playoffs, he should be promoted to the top of the batting order. Dhoni is notorious for coming in the sixth or seventh place and promoting other players ahead of him. Dhoni should come two wickets down whether CSK is chasing or batting first, according to the veteran cricketer.
“MS Dhoni should bat at No.4 once CSK qualifies for the playoffs, irrespective of whether you are chasing or batting first so that you can spend time in the middle. I will want to see that, hopefully, it happens. The best thing about a captain is that it is his own wish, he can bat anywhere he wants,” stated Gautam Gambhir on Star Sports.
Gambhir said that three and four-man batsmen rarely come in and score runs and that Dhoni should come over the top immediately. Even in CSK's most recent game against RCB, he appeared in suitable form and hit a four.
“Your No.3 and No.4 will not always score runs. You need to bat a little more. The more runs you score; it will keep getting easier. You will qualify for the playoffs but it should not happen that the responsibility falls on you, you lose early wickets and you have to come and score runs,” he added.
In the game between CSK and RCB, RCB could only manage 156 runs on the board, while CSK put together a solid opening combination and won by six wickets. MS Dhoni and his team have climbed to the top of the table and are practically certain to make the playoffs.