“We Shall Play On”: Chennai Super Kings (CSK) Out Of Playoffs For The First Time In The History Of IPL

First time in the history of IPL, Chennai Super Kings (CSK) renowned as the most successful and consistent team have been knocked out of the league from IPL Play-offs after Rajasthan Royals defeated Mumbai Indians by eight wickets in Abu Dhabi.

MS Dhoni’s wife shared a beautiful heartfelt poem after CSK couldn’t make it to the playoffs saying, “always be Super Kings in out hearts and in our minds.” 

Mahendra Singh Dhoni-led Chennai Super Kings had always made it to the playoffs in each of the 10 IPL reasons since it has started in 2008 and maintained it till now.

For few hours, we were quite apprehensive about CSK’s comeback after an eight wicket win over Royal Challengers Bangalore but their and every CSK fan’s hope eloped after Rajasthan Royals beat Mumbai Indians.

Win over RCB earned CSK eight points from 12 matches but even if they have won last two games scoring 12 more points on the scorecards, then also wouldn’t have seal their places in the playoffs.

In the points table, Mumbai Indians, Delhi Capitals and RCB are already on 14 points with Kolkata Knight Riders at 12 with three games to go, followed by Kings XI Punjab and RR — both on 10 points each with three and two matches left, respectively.

Dhoni’s statement after CSK beat RCB on Sunday clarified itself as he said, “We don’t really have a chance to make it to the play-offs, leave the mathematical part of it. You have to enjoy the game no matter where you are on the table. If you are not enjoying the cricket, it can become cruel and painful. So I am glad with how the youngsters have responded.”

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