Chennai Super Kings skipper Mahendra Singh Dhoni blamed himself for missing a stumping chance of Lasith Malinga whose unbeaten 37 off 18 balls took Mumbai Indians to a three-wicket win in the Champions League T20 tournament, here on Saturday.
"There is no one to be blamed but myself for tonight's defeat. I missed a stumping of Malinga and we then gave him a lot of pace to score. We also gave away a lot of easy boundaries, something we shouldn't have," said Dhoni on Saturday night.
Malinga was on 18 with Mumbai needing another 32 runs in the final three overs when the Sri Lankan jumped out to left-arm spinner Shadab Jakati and missed. Dhoni, however, failed to gather and Malinga did not look back thereafter.
"We now have to be at our best in the remaining matches and not repeat the mistakes that we committed today," said Dhoni.