IPL 2018: Irfan Pathan cites out why MS Dhoni so special as a captain

Irfan Pathan, MS Dhoni
Irfan Pathan, MS Dhoni (Credits: Twitter)

Former Indian international, Irfan Pathan, during the pre-match show of the Indian Premier League (IPL), listed out the qualities of MS Dhoni – the skipper.

The two Internationals started out their career in almost the same timeline. But cricketing career of the two had taken different turns.

However, the two were part of the great Indian World T20 winning squad in 2007. This win also embarked MSD’s first triumph as the captain at elite level of the sport.

Under the captaincy of MSD, India went on to win all three major world titles.

IPL 2018: Irfan Pathan cites out why MS Dhoni so special as a captain
Irfan Pathan conducts a Q&A session on Twitter. Image Credit: Zee NewsNew

He is the only captain to do so until now in the history.

Anybody can go up to Dhoni freely and have a chat. Even if it’s your first day in the team, there’s no reason for you to hesitate. Dhoni makes sure he gives you respect and full attention when he’s interacting with you,” Irfan Pathan quoted during the pre-match show of Star Sports Network.

Mahendra Singh Dhoni
MS Dhoni. Photo by: Ron Gaunt /SPORTZPICS for BCCI

The next thing the now J&K cricketer revealed was that all his teammates, irrespective of their seniority, is given the same amount of respect under Captain Cool.

Just because you’re a junior, that doesn’t mean he will not take you seriously or show disrespect. That’s what makes him so great,” concluded Irfan Pathan.

Suresh Raina, MS Dhoni, IPL 2018, Chennai Super Kings, Padma Bhushan
Dhoni has set an example for youngsters. Photo Credit: Getty Images.

Pathan made his revelation in the presence of another world cup winning captain, Kapil Dev.

Both Pathan and Dev are engaged in the Hindi broadcast of World’s marquee cricketing event.

The eleventh edition of the Indian Premier League (IPL) witnessed the captaincy of MSD, the first time after he stepped down from captaincy in 2017.


IPL 2018: Irfan Pathan cites out why MS Dhoni so special as a captain

    Steven Smith and Ben Stokes will miss major part of team’s practice camp.

Since then, he was sacked from the captaincy to put the badge over the arms of Steve Smith for the now defunc Rising Pune Supergiant franchise.

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