• In the following interview, Badrinath provides a rare insight into his IPL experiences and also his perspective on fans and team-mates.

    Chennai: Into his 10th first class season, Subramaniam Badrinath has evolved into an enigmatic cricketer, scoring heavily in domestic cricket and making the best of the limited opportunities at the international level. However, he remains a vital component in the Chennai Super Kings that otherwise is brimming with talent and stars.

     

    On his day, the 29-year old Badrinath has showcased his undoubted talent while playing different roles dictated by match situations and to this day, retains his enthusiasm and commitment to not just cricket, but to whichever team he represents.

     

    In the following interview, Badrinath provides a rare insight into his IPL experiences and also his perspective on fans and team-mates.

     

    Excerpts:

     

    Q: Your take on crowd involvement, the growing Chennai Super Kings fan base.

     

    SB: Definitely crowd involvement plays a part. There

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  • Skipper Mahendra Singh Dhoni felt that there was no reason why Chennai Super Kings cannot win the third Indian Premier League T20 cricket tournament.

    Chennai: Skipper Mahendra Singh Dhoni felt that there was no reason why Chennai Super Kings cannot win the third Indian Premier League T20 cricket tournament after having come so close to achieving success in the previous two editions.

     

    While expressing satisfaction over the Super Kings team composition and negating doubts over the bowling attack, Dhoni, speaking at a media conference, was categoric in saying that his side was good enough to go all the way this season.

     

    He fielded every question thrown at him with great patience and panache while showcasing his skills in dealing with the Media. Below are his thoughts on various subjects:

     

    On Super Kings chances:

     

    We have done pretty well in the past two seasons (reaching the final in 2008 and semi-finals in 2009). In T20 format, you cannot guarantee victory, but it is important to

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  • Although Abhinav Mukund is yet to get a long stint in the IPL, he has kept his head down and performed consistently well in domestic cricket.

    Chennai: He is only 20, but has already played 25 first class games, scored over 2,000 runs, including a triple hundred and eight centuries besides four 50-plus knocks and averaging 53.52. Abhinav Mukund, the left-handed opener, is undoubtedly among one of the brightest stars in domestic cricket and the Chennai Super Kings acknowledged this fact by including him in the side for the Indian Premier League tournament in 2007.

     

    Although Abhinav is yet to get a long stint in the IPL, he has kept his head down and performed consistently well in domestic cricket as if to remind the selectors of his presence by being among runs. He was part of the India Under-19 World Cup squad in 2008, but did not get to play due to poor form, but since then, Abhinav has blossomed forth into a quality batsman.

     

    You have been performing well and it requires great

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