Winner of IPL 2018 and finalists last year, Chennai Super Kings find themselves in the middle of a muddling campaign this season.
From eight games, Mahendra Singh Dhoni's CSK have won just three.
With 6 points, CSK are sixth on the IPL 2020 points table and if the team hopes to qualify for the Playoffs, now is crunch time.
Batting frailties are a common pattern behind CSK's defeats and Skipper Dhoni tried to increase the difficulty levels in the nets.
CSK shared a picture of Thala -- as MSD is known to fans -- with the caption, 'Man needs his difficulties because they are necessary to enjoy success.'
In past IPLs, CSK and Dhoni have turned the tables after an ordinary start to a season. Can they do it again?