Chennai Super Kings skipper Ravindra Jadeja was the fourth batsman of his team to be dismissed inside the powerplay against Punjab Kings. Chasing 181 to win, CSK lost four wickets inside the powerplay and now has an uphill task in the remaining overs.
Ravindra Jadeja conceded 34 runs off his spell and then came out to bat earlier than he expected. CSK lost Ruturaj Gaikwad for just one and then Robin Uthappa also for a good-looking 13. That was the time when the Punjab bowlers were starting to get into the game.
Jadeja walked out to bat after Moeen Ali was dismissed for a duck in the fifth over of the innings with the CSK scorecard reading 22/3 The southpaw was dismissed by Arshdeep Singh in just the third delivery he faced. The ball came in after pitching and tucked him up for room. The ball took the inside edge of Jadeja’s bat and went onto hit the stumps bringing his downfall.
Jadeja has been under the scanner for his captaincy after CSK lost both their opening games. He will be now more under pressure after this failure with the bat as well. He promoted himself at number four and had enough overs to bat but could not sustain the pressure.
Former Indian head coach Ravi Shastri spoke about Jadeja crumbling under pressure of leading a successful side like CSK.
Ravindra Jadeja Under Pressure As CSK Skipper: Ravi Shastri
“It’s a cause for concern when both openers are not performing. It’s very important for one of the openers to strike form as soon as possible because they have lost two matches. There’s a new captain at the helm, and he’s under pressure. Yes, Dhoni is in form but if one of those openers doesn’t score then CSK will find it difficult in this tournament,” Shastri told ESPNcricinfo.
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