The most celebrated team of the IPL tournament, Chennai Super Kings (CSK) has been going upside down this year. There is a weird turnover in the position of the team on the points table. Despite starting off with an absolutely amazing win, CSK is now maintaining an unexpected loss-streak in the 2020 IPL Tournament. The old men’s team has lost the most successful tag to Mumbai Indians (MI), but the Dhoni-led outfit is still the most consistent side in the history of Indian Premier League (IPL). But their invincibility seemed to have taken a beating, at least momentarily, in the current situation.
Unlike the possibilities of keeping the team in shape, Dhoni & Co defeated defending champions MI in the season-openers on September 19. However, 10 days later, they found themselves at the bottom of the eight-team table, with two points from three matches. They suffered back-to-back defeats, losing to Rajasthan Royals by 16 runs in a high-scoring encounter in Sharjah and to Delhi Capitals by 44 runs in Dubai. Then, SunRisers Hyderabad’s 15 run win over the Capitals ensured that CSK now occupies the bottom spot.
For the record, this is the first time that CSK has dropped to 8th in the points table. And it became a massive talking point. Twitterati, on the other hand, is exploding with the memes and trolls rushing in time to time.
Check out some of the Internet reactions here:
Not sure, when was the last time #CSK was at the bottom of the Points Table..
— Ramesh Bala (@rameshlaus) September 29, 2020
— Lokesh (@LokeshJey) October 10, 2020
— Nitin MI💙 (@LoyalMIfan) September 29, 2020
— Aakash Chopra (@cricketaakash) October 10, 2020
CSK last place in the points table 🤭 pic.twitter.com/gnzFRFHXel
— Brendon (@Esalacupnamthey) September 29, 2020
Me filling my fellow CSK fans with hope and watching CSK at 8 in points table. pic.twitter.com/0fseFWS8fk
— Silly Point (@FarziCricketer) September 29, 2020
In 2010 IPL after 7 games CSK had won only 2 and lost 5.Many wrote them off.They won the next 5 out of 7 finished 3rd in the table and eventually went on to win their first ipl title.Never write off a proven champions.I expect this table to change very quickly and you ? https://t.co/AtZP64ojeZ
— Prasanna (@prasannalara) September 30, 2020
Stephen Fleming said that they sent Kedar Jadhav ahead of Ravindra Jadeja in hoping that he'll play Sunil Narine well and dominate that area. They were left short, It'll be one of the things CSK will look at.
— Mufaddal Vohra (@mufaddal_vohra) October 9, 2020
CSK fans seeing points table pic.twitter.com/faO3i1MKx9
— Sai (@akakrcb6) September 29, 2020