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What makes MS Dhoni a great captain? Why is he the most successful Indian captain? These questions are now and then answered by former and current players. The latest one to join them is Dhoni’s CSK teammate Faf du Plessis. The former South African captain is an integral part of the yellow army so he better knows what tactics Dhoni uses when in the field.
Having made the debut in IPL for CSK in 2011, Faf du Plessis played under Dhoni’s captaincy for almost a decade. When CSK was banned for two seasons, he played for Rising Pune Supergiants, where Dhoni was the captain in their debut season.
MS Dhoni Is A Different Captain: Faf du Plessis
In a Facebook live session with Bangladesh ODI skipper Tamim Iqbal, the Proteas revealed the biggest quality of Dhoni which makes him the most successful captain. As per him, Dhoni follows his instincts on the field.
“He reads the other player really well and he uses that to make instinctive decisions on the field. He’s got an incredible gut feeling on the game and I think that’s his biggest strength,” du Plessis said.
“It was amazing for me to see how different MS was as a captain. I used to think a captain must speak all the time in team meetings etc but MS was completely different.“He doesn’t believe a lot in team meetings. He’s a very instinctive captain he’s got such a good cricket brain that he relies on it to make the right decisions on the field,” du Plessis said of former India skipper.
Further, Du Plessis also called MS Dhoni as the best finisher and praised his calmness in the field. He believes that nobody could replicate the wicketkeeper-batsman when it comes to finishing the innings. CSK player said that there is a lot to learn from the former Indian captain as a player as well as captain.