Indian Premier League (IPL) is not only a tough competition on the field but also off it. Players and their family have been on the constant move as they travel across India to participate in cricket's biggest extravaganza. So, players have to spend a lot of time at the airports also.
After Chennai Super Kings beat Kolkata Knight Riders at home, the men-in-yellow flew t Jaipur for their next match against Rajasthan Royals on Thursday. They had to catch an early morning flight on Wednesday.
So, CSK captain MS Dhoni and his wife Sakshi decided to spend the time waiting at the airport wisely and catch some sleep. Dhoni on Wednesday posted a picture with a witty caption on his official Instagram account. The former India skipper can be seen sleeping on the floors of Chennai airport.
"After getting used to IPL timing this is what happens if u have a morning flight," Dhoni posted as a caption on his picture.The matches being played in this year"s edition of IPL are getting prolonged and the tournament is under heavy criticism for the duration of the matches. Several cricketers have voiced their concern regarding the issue.Slow over-rates has also hampered the tournament, as Ajinkya Rahane (skipper of Rajasthan Royals) and Rohit Sharma (skipper of Mumbai Indians) were fined for slow-over rates earlier in the league.
Earlier, Mohammad Kaif the Delhi Capitals" assistant coach also voiced his concern regarding the duration of the matches.
"Every match is finishing at 12 in the night. Umpires need to ensure that the match ends on time. Teams are taking up too much time on deciding which player should be fielded at what position," Kaif told reporters before the match between Delhi Capitals and Sunrisers Hyderabad.IPL matches are scheduled think and fast, so many teams have to play two matches in a span of three days, which includes heavy travelling time.
However, Chennai Super Kings are riding on a high as they defeated Kolkata Knight Riders on Tuesday by seven wickets at Chennai.DNA India.