Kings XI Punjab (KXIP) batsman KL Rahul maintained Mahendra Singh Dhoni is still the best finisher in the contemporary cricket. Dhoni was in prime form while playing for the Indian Premier League (IPL) franchise Chennai Super Kings (CSK).

The wicketkeeper-batsman Dhoni, who wasn’t at the top of his game in the last couple of seasons made a strong comeback.

MS Dhoni scored 455 runs in the 15 innings he played in the recently-concluded eleventh edition of IPL. Dhoni scored his runs at an impressive average of 75.83 and at a staggering strike rate of 150. 66.

Consequently, the 36-year-old Dhoni was able to provide the finishing touches to the Chennai innings.

Mahendra Singh Dhoni
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Dhoni came out to bat higher in the batting order and played with more freedom for the CSK. The right-hander was able to hit back his form in this edition of the IPL. Moreover, Dhoni-led CSK was crowned as champions of the IPL for the third time.

Meanwhile, Rahul also had a fantastic season for his new franchise Kings XI. The flamboyant right-handed batter from Karnataka scored 659 runs in the 14 matches he played for the Punjab team.

Thus, Rahul finished as the third highest run-getter in this edition.

MS Dhoni
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Rahul while talking to Sports Tak said, “I enjoyed watching Mahi Bhai bat on TV especially in this IPL. It was great to see him back as a captain of the Chennai Super Kings. He has won the tournament again, which is his, I don’t know 100th or 200th trophy (Jokes). It speaks highly of who he is as a person and what a great leader he is. I absolutely enjoyed watching him bat and the sixes he hit in this IPL were great. There is no doubt that he is still the best finisher in the game”.

Rahul also added that he enjoyed his time with his new franchise. The right-handed batsman also opened on his relationship with his opening partner Chris Gayle.

Rahul added that it was a pleasure to share the opening position with the Universe Boss.

KL Rahul
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Meanwhile, Rahul appreciated rookie captain of the Kings XI Ravichandran Ashwin for playing a significant role.

KL Rahul also added that Indian team will try to perform to the best of their ability in England. The right-hander also hailed the leadership skills of Virat Kohli.