'Lion' MS Dhoni reminded us why we rate him as one of the all time greats in limited overs cricket: Sanjay Manjrekar

‘Lion’ MS Dhoni reminded us why we rate him as one of the all time greats in limited overs cricket: Sanjay Manjrekar

Sanjay Manjrekar added that even though MS Dhoni is much older, the CSK skipper still has the belief in him.

MS Dhoni batting
MS Dhoni batting. (Photo Source: IPL/BCCI)

MS Dhoni proved that the finisher in him is not dead yet, and scored a pulsating 18* off just 6 deliveries to help the Chennai Super Kings (CKS) reach the summit clash of the 2021 edition of the Indian Premier League (IPL).

And now, former Indian cricketer Sanjay Manjrekar has offered his thoughts on this incredible knock from Dhoni. Stating that he is feeling emotional about the CSK skipper, Manjrekar added that even though ‘lion’ Dhoni is much older, the CSK skipper still has the belief in him.

Adding that there were other heroes in CSK’s victory as well, the 56-year-old reckoned that Dhoni once again reminded the world why he is rated as one of the all-time greats in limited-overs cricket.

“I am feeling really emotional about MS Dhoni. The lion is much older now, but to have that belief to go and bat in that position with Jadeja after him and then finding the shots under pressure to get those winning runs. There were other heroes as well, but Dhoni reminded everyone about why we rate him as one of the all-time greats in white-ball cricket,” said Sanjay Manjrekar in a chat with ESPNCricinfo.

MS Dhoni has the belief even at this stage of his career: Sanjay Manjrekar

Sanjay Manjrekar also applauded MS Dhoni for the confidence and the belief that he possesses, even at the fag end of his career, and concluded by stating that it was indeed incredible on Dhoni’s part to put himself in the firing line to finish the job for his side.

“Just that confidence and the belief that he can do it, and that this stage of your career, you back yourself to do it, and put yourself in the firing line. Incredible,” concluded Sanjay Manjrekar.

MS Dhoni will next be seen in action on the field on 15th October 2021 during the summit clash of IPL 2021. The 2021 IPL final will be played at the Dubai International Cricket Stadium.