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IPL 2023: MI-CSK rivalry is like Manchester United vs Liverpool, says Moeen Ali

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Chennai Super Kings all-rounder Moeen Ali has likened the acute battle between MI and CSK in IPL to the storied footballing rivalry between Manchester United and Liverpool.

New Delhi,UPDATED: Apr 8, 2023 00:13 IST

MI-CSK IPL rivalry is like Manchester United vs Liverpool, says Moeen Ali (AFP Photo)

By India Today Sports Desk, India Today Sports Desk: Chennai Super Kings all-rounder Moeen Ali in distinction the acute battles between his workforce and the defending IPL champions Mumbai Indians on Friday to the storied soccer rivalry between Manchester United and Liverpool.

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The Wankhede Stadium is about for IPL’s El Clasico when the usual rivals, Mumbai Indians, deal with Chennai Super Kings. It’s an iconic rivalry that excites not solely the followers of every teams (tickets promote out inside minutes of taking place sale on-line, and TRPs are at their highest) however as well as the players involved. The rivalry between Liverpool and United is fierce, and it is thought of England’s largest regional soccer rivalry.

With 5 titles, Mumbai Indians are in all probability essentially the most worthwhile workforce in IPL historic previous, whereas Chennai Super Kings are an in depth second with 4. However, every teams have struggled given that mega public sale in 2022, having misplaced a core of their players, and their rivalry – additionally known as the IPL’s El Clasico – is skewed in favour of the Mumbai Indians, who’ve 20 wins in 34 conferences with CSK.

“This is a sport I really look ahead to. These are the two most worthwhile franchises and the fan following is huge and that is among the many largest video video games you can play as a cricketer open air of worldwide cricket.

“In football’s point of view, it is like Manchester United playing Liverpool. These are huge games,” Moeen told the media here during CSK’s training session on Friday evening at the Wankhede Stadium.

Moeen Ali lent support to CSK’s strike bowler Deepak Chahar, who struggled in the first two games against Gujarat Titans and Lucknow Super Giants, saying he needed more game time.

“I think the only thing he is lacking is game time. He had a bad injury and is coming back after a long time. Unless you can bowl in a proper game which you need as a bowler, he will get better as the tournament goes on.

“He is a gigantic bowler for us and when he’ll get it correct he’ll get three or 4 wickets inside the powerplay,” Moeen said.

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Apr 8, 2023