IPL 2022: He Has So Much Experience, Skill And Talent – Ravi Shastri Lavishes Praise On MS Dhoni

Updated - 31 Mar 2022, 07:04 PM

MS Dhoni and Ravi Shastri. Image- Twitter
MS Dhoni and Ravi Shastri. Image- Twitter

Former India National Cricket Team head coach Ravi Shastri showered praise on legendary India and Chennai Super Kings (CSK) captain, MS Dhoni, and said that he has got “so much experience, skill and talent”.

In the Indian Premier League (IPL) 2022 opener between Chennai Super Kings and Kolkata Knight Riders at the Wankhede Stadium in Mumbai, Dhoni played an impressive 50 runs knock off 38 balls after starting slow and his innings consisted of 7 fours and one six.

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He also added 70* runs off 56 balls with captain Ravindra Jadeja and helped Chennai Super Kings (CSK) post 131/5 on the board. However, the total was not enough as the Kolkata Knight Riders chased down the target in the 19th over.

It felt like Dhoni found his touch after the first 10 minutes in the opening game – Ravi Shastri

India cricket coach, Ravi Shastri
Ravi Shastri. (Photo: Twitter)

Former India head coach mentioned that Dhoni doesn’t play much cricket still it felt like he found his rhythm in the first 10 minutes of the encounter against Kolkata Knight Riders.

“How much cricket does he play every year? In the last six months, he would’ve played just two-three weeks. He is just playing on muscle memory. He has so much experience, skill and talent… it felt like Dhoni found his touch after the first 10 minutes in the opening game.

“He got back his placement, footwork, timing and power and went on to his first IPL fifty in two years,” Shastri told ESPNCricinfo.

Meanwhile, Shastri also said that the newly appointed Chennai Super Kings captain, Ravindra Jadeja, should not hold himself back and should contribute with the ball. Ravi Shastri added that Jadeja has more confidence in his batting but he wants to see the CSK skipper perform with the ball.

“Jadeja is a world-class bowler, who shouldn’t hold back himself with the ball. He’s got more confidence in his batting but I want to see if he turns up with the ball against an intimating player,” he further said.

Ravi Shastri
India head coach Ravi Shastri.(Photo: BCCI)

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