IPL 2019: Dhoni has been helping me a lot this season, says Imran Tahir

The leg-spinner, who scalped four wickets in a match-winning performance, said that he has been practicing well in the nets and that skipper MS Dhoni has helped him perform better.

Imran Tahir celebrates after taking a wicket against Kolkata Knight Riders.   -  IPL

Imran Tahir said he had a "clear plan" going into this game after Chennai Super Kings' match against Kolkata Knight Riders in Chennai.

The leg-spinner, who scalped four wickets in a match-winning performance, said, "I bowl according to the captain. Dhoni is an absolute legend and has been helping me a lot this season. He comes and tells me what I need to do. where I need to bowl, and in which area the batsman is looking to hit. I have been working with him and with CSK and it's an absolute honour."

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Tahir added, "We have have been working hard in practice, we respect each other and enjoy each other's success."

On dismissing Andre Russell, Tahir said, "I could have bowled two more dot balls to him but I wanted to challenge and get him out."

KKR coach Jacques Kallis said, "We controlled the game well for 16 overs, then four overs of really poor batting cost us. We are playing well in patches, not over full 40 overs and that's frustrating. We have to turn it around."

He said Russell's fitness was not a concern.