Chennai Super Kings succumbed to their third straight defeat of IPL 2022, when they lost to Punjab Kings on Sunday by 54 runs.

CSK had a terrible start to their innings and it was only a partnership between Shivam Dube and MS Dhoni that helped the team get past the 100-run mark as CSK were eventually bowled out for 126.

Former India captain Sunil Gavaskar felt that CSK were stuck in their chase when Dube and Dhoni got together as the former CSK captain was not able to move the strike along.

"With MSD, what you see is that even if he doesn't start hitting the big ones, he is moving the strike along, getting those ones and twos.

He wasn't quite able to do that this time around. That's where CSK got stuck just that little bit," Gavaskar told

MS Dhoni gave up captaincy before the start of the season as Ravindra Jadeja was put in charge of the team with an eye on the future.

CSK are looking to win their 5th title this season, which will bring them on level pegging with Mumbai Indians. In the past CSK have failed to qualify for the play-offs only once.