It is a titanic clash at the Wankhede as two old foes go head to head against each other hoping to establish themselves in much better manner. The Mumbai Indians will be playing their second game, after a crushing defeat at the hands of the Royal Challengers Bangalore. Chennai Super Kings, on the contrary, had a sloppy start but were soon back to their winning ways after in less than no time as they got the better of the Lucknow Super Giants in a high-scoring battle.
As it’s MS Dhoni and Rohit Sharma’s stride-taking times in the mega-battlefield, the experts were divided between how they are going to fare in the finest of fashions. They had their individual takes that involved the advice for the sides and also what probably could go down at Wankhede before the game began.
Here is what Yusuf Pathan and Mohammed Kaif had to say about MI vs CSK
Yusuf Pathan told Star Sports, “Fans in Mumbai will always want MS Dhoni to entertain them with his performance but wish Mumbai Indians to win the match. But you see it is difficult to beat MI at home. There have been 10 matches between CSK and MI at Wankhede Stadium so far and MI have won seven times. If you believe in the figures, then Mumbai Indians are definitely going to pocket those two vital points.”
Mohammed Kaif had his own two pence about the same, adding, “MI always look strong at home but CSK are difficult to beat on any ground. In such a situation, MI will have to work hard at Wankhede to get their first two points of this season.”
Krishnamachari Srikkanth dropped in with his own advice, stating, “Both these teams will be banking on their bowlers to come out victorious and the team which does well with the bat will win. So, my suggestion to Rohit Sharma should let go of any pressure he has taken on himself. He should look to play his natural game and express himself out there in the middle.”
Tom Moody was the best man to cap it all off
Tom Moody was the final one to pass a verdict, adding, “In the 15 years of IPL, both CSK and MI share nine trophies between them. So, there’s a lot of pride in what these two extraordinary teams do and how they operate. These two teams have been doing well and the rivalry is good. It’s also going to be a big moment for MI captain Rohit Sharma as he’s playing at home and he might just come out all guns blazing tomorrow.”