Chennai Super Kings head coach Stephen Fleming did not look a happy man during Kings XI Punjab’s batting but his emotions took a 360-degree turn while talking to the on-field commentators on the sidelines of the record-breaking opening partnership between Shane Watson and Faf du Plessis on Sunday.
Sunil Gavaskar asked Fleming that if CSK won the KXIP game without losing a wicket then there would be no discussions on Dhoni’s number, isn’t it? Fleming jokingly replied that “It will still come up maybe he should have batted at 1. I am prepared for it every time I have a press conference but it will a nice situation to have it yes.”
Again when Fleming was asked by a former Indian cricketer Anjum Chopra about his assessment of the ‘youngsters’ in the side like Sam Curran. Flemings burst into laughter before asking ‘Youngsters in our side. It’s an oxymoron.”
Notably, Fleming had lost his cool, during the post-match press conference after the match against Sunrisers Hyderabad, when the former New Zealand skipper was asked why Kedar Jadhav was sent to bat at no. 4 ahead of MS Dhoni.
Shane Watson (83*) and Faf du Plessis (87*) partnered for 181-run and smashed a fifty each to gift their team a much-needed winning momentum. The Yellow Army, as they are famously known turned back the clock to register a thumping 10-wicket over a strong Kings XI Punjab (KXIP) side.