IPL 2018: No amount of praise is enough for MS Dhoni, says Kris Srikkanth

IPL 2018: No amount of praise is enough for MS Dhoni, says Kris Srikkanth

Every player in CSK has their own roles to play in every match, feels Srikkanth.

Chennai Super Kings
Chennai Super Kings. (Photo by IANS)

Former Indian cricketer Kris Srikkanth feels that the reason why Chennai Super Kings has been so consistently successful is that they perform as a whole team instead of depending on individual players to save the day. After coming back from the two-year ban, the team management focused on rebuilding the team, and at the centre of it was the iconic trio of skipper MS Dhoni, Suresh Raina and Ravindra Jadeja. CSK retained these three, bought back a few key former players like Bravo and du Plessis, and added some new and effective names like Rayadu, Watson, Billings and Lungi Ngidi.

It was said at the beginning about the team that they are the oldest team on the block, in terms of the average age of the team members. But as captain MS Dhoni has emphasized time and again, experienced mattered and the result is in front of everyone. On Sunday, May 27, CSK will be playing their seventh IPL final in the nine seasons they have participated in.

Srikkanth is not really surprised by this outcome

“It should come as no surprise that Chennai Super Kings are in the seventh final out of the nine seasons they have competed in,” he says as quoted by Times of India. “The formula for success is simple: fight as a unit rather than be dependent on the same set of players in all matches.”

Every player in CSK has their own roles to play in every match, which all fits in like a puzzle in the final picture, and the credit for that goes to captain MS Dhoni, he says from the first-hand experience.

“No amount of praise is enough for MS Dhoni for making his players believe that nothing works better than a collective force. Chennai’s happy state is also due to the fact that each player knows his responsibility and role,” wrote Srikkanth.

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