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CCL: Who has to be blamed for Chennai Rhinos' failure?

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Chennai Rhinos had played brilliantly in the first two seasons of Celebrity Cricket League and was crowned both times. The team came up with a lot of confidence and there was burden of expectations from audience to deliver the best to win for the third consecutive time. But they were in shock in the ongoing season as the reigning champions played like a Kenyan cricket team of 1990s where the Tamil Nadu was sent home cheaply!

It appeared like lady luck was not smiling on Chennai Rhinos from the day the event started as the team surprisingly lost the first match against Bhojpuri Dabanggs, which is the latest addition in the third season. The over-confident Kollywood was beaten by the less-known team in the last over, thereby sending a warning signal that the game is turning professional and there was no room for easy cricket.

However, the match against the arch-rivals Karnataka Bulldozers was abandoned due to rain. The next match against Mumbai Heroes was disappointing with Chennai bowlers giving away too many runs and batsmen failing to chase the total. The silver line for the Chennai Rhinos in the whole series was the last match played against Bengal Tigers where both batsmen and bowlers came out in flying colours. Continue reading on the slideshow...

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Chennai Rhinos bowled Bengal Tigers cheaply for 106 and chased it easily in 11.1 overs. The must-required win finally came after the team was unofficially out of the tournament.

Chennai Rhinos

Chennai Rhinos had nothing to cheer about this time except the all round performances of Vikranth and Vishnu. No other player in the team, other than them, lived up to the expectations.

Chennai Rhinos

While rest other teams have bettered their performance compared to the last two seasons, Chennai Rhinos came out with a below-par performance in the tournament.

Chennai Rhinos

Players looked tired and seemed like lacking confidence after losing the game by a whisker. Other teams had invested a lot of time prior to the start of the CCL 3 and were well prepared. Whereas the Tamil Nadu looked under-prepared and were expecting things to happen than making it happen!

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It may be because our actors were busy with their film commitments but it is also their duty to give their best, as they get paid for playing good cricket on the ground too.

Chennai Rhinos

The CCL, which was started as a non-professional's game, is not an easy game any more as it has drawn the attention of the whole nation. However, audience hope that the two-time winning team will bounce back next season.

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When it comes to glamour, there were some attraction from Chennai Rhinos team this time. The presence of Hassan sibling - Shruti and Akshara - drew huge attention from media and public.

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Akshara and Shruti cheered the team and brought attraction to the Chennai Rhinos dugout.

Chennai Rhinos

Along with them many other noted faces were seen. Actor Vijay turned up to the last game and supported the Chennai time.

Chennai Rhinos

And regulars like Sonia Agarwal and Priyamani were seen in all matches. Kajal Aggarwal, Lakshmi Rai, Thulasi Nair, and a few others also cheered for the team.

Topics: shruti hassan, akshara hassan, chennai rhinos, celebrity cricket league

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