Former India captain and the skipper of Chennai Super Kings, MS Dhoni is in the form of his life, as he has scored a total of 430 runs in 13 IPL games at an average of 86 in this year’s Indian Premier League. The wicket-keeper batsman has hit three half-centuries in IPL 2018 with the best of 79*, which is also his career best T20’s.
Many had criticised Dhoni’s inability to finish off the games but this year’s IPL has been a total turn-around, as the CSK captain has scored at a strike rate of 155.
Dhoni has been instrumental in CSK’s brilliant return to the IPL this season. The 36-year old is having his best IPL ever and has hit 22 boundaries and a whopping 29 sixes in the season so far.
He has once again led Chennai Super Kings to the playoff stages and had maintained their record of qualifying for the last over in every season they’ve played.
Having quit as the captain of the national side a while back, Dhoni has still been a part of the limited-overs set-up.
In a recent event, Dhoni commented about Virat Kohli’s captaincy, as he said,
“He’s very good.”
He also added his views on what makes a good captain,
“I always felt a good captain is the one who understands the individuals. Because if you don’t know a player’s strength or weakness, you cannot give him the proper advice. I think it’s important how good you are as a team and how good you are as an individual, who helps others to perform,”
On being asked whether he likes to be a captain or a normal player, Dhoni added,
“Being a normal player is much more important. You work through the ranks. It helps you understand the game, the problems that you may face as a player. Once you reach the top, you would know what an individual would be feeling.”
“As a player, you also learn a lot from your leaders. Not only about how to conduct yourself but also about what not to do,”