All eyes will be set on MS Dhoni as he takes guard for CSK in the IPL 2020. More so, as former India captain MS Dhoni, will be making a return to competitive cricket after 2019 World Cup and has already announced his retirement from the game. Initial reports had suggested that Dhoni was looking a bit rusty on the field.
His form in the 2019 World Cup was also questionable as his strike-rate dropped way below normal and could not finish matches. However, CSK CEO K.S. Viswanathan, in a contradictory statement said that Dhoni is striking the ball really well and hitting it all over the park for sixes.
“Dhoni is striking the ball very well. And there were plenty of sixes in all directions. Dhoni was his usual self, relaxed, confident and happy,” Viswanathan told Sportstar.
“The boys had not trained for a long time and this was good for them. Coming after a break, they did not stretch themselves fully. That could have led to injuries. But the cricketers gradually found their rhythm,” the CSK CEO added.
Dhoni made a big name for himself by making the country proud with his achievements after coming from the cricketing backwaters of Ranchi. He has achieved immense success as a player and also grew up to be one of the most successful captains and achieved almost everything the ICC tournaments had to offer.
All the success had made him one of the most influential person on the cricketing circuit but he was not the same when he was first introduced to the national team. Besides that, MS Dhoni has also been the go-to man for his teammates whenever he was on the field.
Dhoni understood the game well. He knew the strength of the side and backs his players accordingly. He did not takes any kind of frivolous decisions and likes to maintain his calm. It is due to these qualities Dhoni came up as one of the most calm and composed character on the cricket field.