Three-time champion Chennai Super Kings became the first team to be eliminated from the race for IPL 2020 playoffs on Sunday despite clinching a dominant win over familiar foes Royal Challengers Bangalore.
CSK’s mathematical chances of reaching the IPL 2020 playoffs came to an end after Rajasthan Royals defeated Mumbai Indians on Sunday. Rajasthan Royals’ win, inspired by Ben Stokes’s unbeaten 60-ball 107 and Sanju Samson’s undefeated 50, against Mumbai Indians put CSK back to the bottom of the points table and also knocked them out of the IPL 2020 playoffs race.
The MS Dhoni-led side missed out on a playoff spot for the first time in the IPL history. Since the inception of IPL in 2008, Chennai Super Kings have managed to reach the play-offs or the knockout stages barring the 2 seasons wherein they were suspended. Having won the title on their comeback in 2018 and reaching the final in 2019, CSK were expected to pose another strong challenge.
After CSK became the first side to get knocked out from the IPL 2020 playoffs race, Dhoni’s wife Sakshi took to social media to share a heart-warming poem for all the CSK fans. CSK’s official Twitter handle also shared Sakshi’s poem “It’s just a Game…” on their timeline.
Check the post:
“It’s just a game..You win some you lose some!! Years gone by are witness to many enthralling victories and a few agonising defeats! Celebrating one and being heartbroken by the other!!” wrote Sakshi on Instagram.
” Some reasonable response others not so… Some win, some lose and others miss…It’s just a game! Many preachers and varied reactions! Allow emotions not to beat the very essence of sportsmanship.. It’s just a game! No one wants to lose, but not all can be winners!
“When struck down, stunned, the walk back from the field seems long. Jubilant sounds and sighs add to the pain, inner strength takes control It’s all just a game!! You were winners then, you are winners now! True warriors are born to fight as they will always be Super Kings in our hearts and in our minds!!” she added.