Arguably the greatest Indian skipper of all time, Mahendra Singh Dhoni has numerous feats to boast about. However, what makes MS Dhoni a great leader is his ability to get the best out of a player. The same was pointed out by CSK pacer Deepak Chahar who believes that MS Dhoni has the ability to utilize the player based on a situation. Chahar, who has played most of his cricket under Mahendra Singh Dhoni, credited Dhoni for his evolvement as a bowler.
“This has been my fourth year at CSK and Dhoni bhai has shown his trust in me as his strike bowler. This trust is so important because he has not just inspired me but also many others,” Chahar told Sportskeeda.
“His best quality as a captain is about how to utilize a player on a particular day for a particular situation. I’ve bowled three overs in the powerplay in pretty much every game for CSK and have learned a lot through him,” Deepak Chahar asserted.
Chahar had a decent season of IPL 2021, picking up eight wickets in seven matches before the tournament was postponed due to COVID-19. The pacer will most likely be part of the Indian contingent for the Sri Lanka tour.
While MS Dhoni is a master when it comes to leading teams, his batting of late has been under scrutiny. Chahar reckoned that it’s not possible for a player to bat the same way for 15-20 years and backed MS Dhoni to come good in the second leg of the IPL.
“A batsman cannot bat the same way for 15-20 years. If any batsman hasn’t played regular cricket before, it is never easy to just come to a competition of the level of IPL and start performing, it takes time. He has always played the finisher’s role, which is even tougher when you haven’t played regular cricket. Even in the 2018 and 2019 IPL seasons, Dhoni bhai started a bit slowly by his standards, but his strokeplay became fluent as the season progressed. So you might get to see the best of MS Dhoni in the second half of the season,” he said.
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