MS Dhoni has been one of the best captains that world have seen over the last few decades, as the world winning skipper led his team to unprecedented amounts of success during his time at the helm.
The man won every trophy you could win as a captain in the game, which only goes to show you why he is a once in a generation type cricketer and captain.
This is what former CSK player, Lakshmipathy Balaji had to say about his former skipper,
“Dhoni doesn’t involve much and only when a bowler is really thrown into a corner he takes over. He will give you challenges and let you be in your space to understand them. He will not compel a bowler to do something which is not the bowler’s style. That I have experienced as a player.
“On the field, you will be handled by one of the greatest captains. Dhoni will give you the freedom. Apart from that, you will learn to swim on your own under Dhoni’s leadership,” Balaji said told the Times of India.
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This is what former CSK player, Badrinath had to say about Dhoni,
“MS has the capabilities to produce (talented) cricketers. Someone like a Gony or Mohit, they went on to become the cricketers they were and it was MS who produced such cricketers. I wouldn’t be surprised if MS produces such cricketers again.
“He analyses and assigns them specific roles and that is what makes MS standout as a leader. He identifies these cricketers, persists with them and ends up producing them,” Badrinath to ToI during a Star Sports event.
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Ambati Rayudu has also commented on MS Dhoni’s captaincy over the years,
“He has been successful and won two World Cups for India. What more can a captain do. I think he has a knack of picking players and keeping the dressing room atmosphere really conducive to play good cricket. He is a born leader and has it in him naturally.”
MS Dhoni’s captaincy has been praised by peers and pundits alike for years, but hearing such lavish praise from his team mates must be particularly pleasing to Mahi.