MS Dhoni has resurfaced to lead the Chennai Super Kings, and the team won their first match against Sunrisers Hyderabad on Sunday (May 1). Dhoni, who had handed over the CSK captaincy to Ravindra Jadeja ahead of the IPL 2022 season, reclaimed it for the team’s benefit.
MS Dhoni, the Indian Cricket skipper, previously participated in an international tournament in July 2019, when India lost to New Zealand in the ICC World Cup semifinals. Dhoni was really not getting big figures like he already has to play international cricket in the previous few years, but the support of leader Virat Kohli and current coach Ravi Shastri ensured dhoni stayed a member of The squad India.
Yuvraj Singh Viewpoint:
Yuvraj Singh, Dhoni’s former player and leg-spinner orthodox, says that very few players receive the support that Mahendra did during his journey. Yuvraj remarked on Sports 18’s ‘Home of Heroes’ broadcast that Dhoni continued to play 350 ODIs as well as the 2019 World Cup thanks to the support of his mentor and leader.
Yuvraj indicated that having the backing of the coaches and leader is quite beneficial. Take a glance at MS Dhoni near the time of its completion. Virat and Ravi Shastri endorsed him completely. They pushed him to the World Cup, where he battled till the last whistle and ended up playing 350 games in all. He believes that encouragement is crucial, but that in Indian cricket, not everyone will receive it.
Yuvraj referenced Gautam Gambhir, Harbhajan Singh, Virender Sehwag, and VVS Laxman as promising players who struggle to achieve the highest standards when their position is constantly in jeopardy.
He further remarked that exceptional players such as Harbhajan Singh, Virender Sehwag, VVS Laxman, and Gautam Gambhir did not receive that honour (support). How will you focus and swing and give it your best shot when the sword is hovering over your head while you’re out there batting? It’s not a justification, but with different personnel and then after 2011, the situation has changed dramatically.
Conversely, Mahendra guided Chennai Super Kings to a 13-run victory over Sunrisers Hyderabad on Sunday, keeping the reigning premiers in contention for the IPL 2022 finals. CSK are presently in 9th spot on the premier league table, just ahead of the Mumbai Indians, who are in last spot.
Let’s watch how the Chennai Super Kings do in the forthcoming matches, once again led by MS Dhoni. Is it possible for the team to advance to the semi-finals? Let’s see what happens in their upcoming games.