HYDERABAD: Stand-in-skipper Suresh Raina on Wednesday said captain Mahendra Singh Dhoni might play the next game after missing Chennai Super Kings's six-wicket defeat by Sunrisers Hyderabad in the IPL here.
Dhoni was ruled out of the match with a back spasm, paving the way for Raina to shoulder captaincy responsibility.
"His back was stiff. He is feeling better and might play the next game," Raina said at the post-match presentation ceremony.
Raina said that for a team that has won seven of their nine matches this season, the defeat was a wake-up call.
"I think we didn't put a decent score on the board and kept losing wickets. We lost too many wickets in between and that's why it cost us the game”, Raina said.
"We should have looked for partnerships and should have rotated our strike better. Hence, we were 30 runs short," he added.
CSK were restricted at 132 for five after they opted to bat, and then, SRH chased down the target with 19 balls to spare.
With inputs from PTI