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Chennai, Mumbai were passing trophy to each other: Dhoni

HYDERABAD: It used to be humorous recreation during which the two teams saved passing trophy to one another is how Chennai Super Kings skipper Mahendra Singh Dhoni described the IPL final, during which Mumbai Indians prevailed by one run, right here Sunday.

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The see-saw recreation saved the fanatics enthralled because the winner-takes-all contest went to the cord and used to be determined in the last ball of the match.

Initially, it used to be CSK which had en edge but Mumbai Indians got here back in center overs. Again it used to be Shane Watson who perceived to have tilted it in CSK's favour but improbable pace bowling by Jasprit Bumrah and Lasith Malinga in spite of everything swung it in Mumbai's favour.

"Today was one game we should've done slightly better. It was quite a funny game, we were passing the trophy to each other. Both committed mistakes, and eventually the winning team was the one that committed one mistake less," said Dhoni after CSK fell short by only one run, chasing 150.

Dhoni has led the CSK to eight finals but he used to be a long way from a contended skipper.

"As a team we had a good season. But we need to go back and reflect. Wasn't one of those years where we played very good cricket. Middle order never clicked, but somehow we managed," he said.

"Our bowlers did really well. It was not a 150 wicket, but the bowlers kept us in the hunt. They kept getting wickets when it was really needed. Batting, someone kept chipping in and we kept winning. To be consistent next year, we will have to really think hard," he added.

The charismatic Dhoni said the focal point will now shift to World Cup in England.

"It's too early to say right now (about next year's plans). Up next is the World Cup. That's the first priority. After that, we will chat about CSK. Nothing against the bowlers, but the batsmen could've done better. Hopefully yes, we'll see you next year," he said.

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