'This is MS Dhoni's specialty, he doesn't think far too ahead' - Gautam Gambhir on CSK's retention plans

‘This is MS Dhoni’s specialty, he doesn’t think far too ahead’ – Gautam Gambhir on CSK’s retention plans

Gautam Gambhir added that CSK has shown professionalism with backing its most of the players.

Gautam Gambhir and Chennai Super Kings
Gautam Gambhir and CSK. (Photo Source: Twitter)

The retention ceremony of IPL 2021 has just taken place, and teams have come up with lists of released and retained players. RCB has gone again with its usual tactics of making wholesale changes and released 10-players out of their pool. On other hand, franchises like CSK have backed their players and have only released the extra baggage. In the same line, former Indian batsman Gautam Gambhir has applauded CSK for not making major changes to their team before the auctions.

CSK have just released five players out of their squad, including Kedar Jadhav, Piyush Chawal, Murali Vijay, Harbhajan Singh, and Monu Kumar. Apart from them, Shane Watson is out of the pool, who has already announced his retirement last year. Gambhir stated that it is the right strategy to not make drastic changes in the team, and MS Dhoni is one skipper who doesn’t think much far ahead. Instead, MS Dhoni likes to stay in present only.

CSK’s success story in the IPL is a balanced mind: Gautam Gambhir

“This is MS Dhoni’s specialty. I have always said that MS Dhoni does not think too far ahead. He only thinks about building the team for a particular season, and that is the difference between CSK and RCB. People are saying that CSK had a very bad season and need an overall revamp, but despite that, they have left only five players. On the other hand, RCB have left ten players even after qualifying for the playoffs,” said Gambhir is Star Sports show Cricket Connected.

Gambhir also stated that backing players mean a certain team has shown confidence in them even after a poor season, and it also shows the professionalism of the franchise. In the same manner, CSK’s success story in IPL is due to their balanced state of mind under the guidance of Dhoni.

“CSK’s success story in the IPL is a balanced mind which knows how important it is to give security to the players, not only to those players who are in your playing XI but also all the players who are sitting in the dressing room,” added Gambhir.