Dhoni: Both teams made mistakes, but Mumbai made one less

Chennai Super Kings skipper dhoni said there is no hurry to go to the drawing boards but expected the batsmen to step up in the next edition.

M.S. Dhoni's run out proved a turning point in CSK's chase of 150.   -  AFP Photo

Chennai Super Kings came too close to its fourth title but Mumbai Indians held its nerves to clinch a thriller. Mahendra Singh Dhoni said both teams made mistakes but it was the winning side that made one less.

"As a team we had a good season. But we need to go back and reflect on how we reached the finals. It's not one of those years where we played really great cricket to reach here. The middle order wasn't great, and in IPLs it is very funny as to how both these teams are only passing on the trophies from one team to the other. Both teams made a lot of mistakes, they made one lesser mistake," Dhoni said at the post-match presentation.

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Dhoni, however, had a special mention for the bowlers who did well to restrict Mumbai to 149.

"I think the bowlers did really well for us, even today it was definitely more than an 150 wicket. They kept performing and kept getting wickets whenever needed. Whenever they restricted the opposition to a low score, somebody stepped up with the bat, chipped in and that's how we've won most of our games," Dhoni said.

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The Chennai captain said there is no hurry to go to the drawing boards but expected the batsmen to step up in the next edition.

"We have to go to our drawing board, and there is no real time for that now. We need to go into the World Cup and after that we need to see the gaps that we can fill. Nothing against the bowlers, it's the batsmen who need to step up."