‘MS Dhoni’s recruitment of thinking captains reason behind CSK’s success’: Faf du Plessis
By: PTI | Chennai |

Updated: April 19, 2020 7:33:01 pm

CSK have by no means completed decrease than semi-finals or play-offs. (Source: IPL)

Mahendra Singh Dhoni’s clever recruitment coverage of roping in worldwide captains who can contribute stretagically, was one of the largest reason for Chennai Super Kings’s stupendous success in IPL, feels former South Africa captain Faf du Plessis.

CSK has been a component of 10 out of 12 seasons of IPL and have by no means completed decrease than semi-finals or play-offs.

“A great thing that CSK has done over the years, and that’s credit to MS and (Stephen) Fleming the coach, is they have targeted captains – (Brendon) McCullum, myself, (Dwayne) Bravo, obviously MS, (Suresh) Raina’s captained a bit – because they want thinking cricketers,” the 35-year-old instructed CSK’s web site.

“So, there’s a lot of leaders within group, that experience of thinking cricketers is what they want and obviously it has proven to be very successful,” he added.

“Chennai Super Kings is a great franchise to be a part of. MS has got such strong leadership. He leaves a massive hole when he’s not on the field,” the previous South Africa skipper waxed eloquent about Dhoni.

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Du Plessis, who has been half of CSK, which has certified for the play-offs in all their 10 seasons and gained the title thrice, spoke about his ardour for fielding, including the group had a couple of excellent fielders.

“I really like going to positions on the sphere the place the ball goes on a regular basis. We are fortunate at CSK that we received a couple of excellent fielders. Jaddu (Ravindra Jadeja) is unbelievable, he has received the strongest arm in world cricket. Jaddu desires them to attempt to run. He jogs to the ball as a result of he is aware of in the event you run, you’re out,” he added.

The 2020 IPL season, scheduled to start on March 29, has been delay indefinitely as a result of of the coronavirus pandemic.

“The IPL, both for players and fans around the world, has become an integral part of the season. I was really looking forward to it this year,” he signed off.

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