Watson lauds MS Dhoni-Stephen Fleming combination: Former Australian all-rounder opened up on his Chennai Super Kings captain and coach.
Former Australia opening batsman and Chennai Super Kings all-rounder Shane Watson believes that Super Kings captain MS Dhoni and coach Stephen Fleming are the best captain-coach combination in the world. Speaking in an interview with IANS, Watson lauded the CSK pair.
“My experience with Chennai Super Kings has been very special and welcoming. I’ve played a lot of leagues for franchises around the world, whether that’s here in India or other parts of the world. There’s no doubt that CSK is a very slick operation with how it is run, on and off the field.
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“And everything comes down to the leaders, with how Mr. N Srinivasan, how he allows the team to be run by the franchise; with MS Dhoni and Stephen Fleming, who I believe are the best captain-coach combination in the world,” Watson was quoted as saying.
Watson lauds MS Dhoni-Stephen Fleming combination
Watson, who joined Super Kings in 2017 has done exceedingly well for them in two seasons. The 38-year old cricketer nearly scored 1,000 runs including two centuries and five half-centuries since joining Chennai.
Further talking about Dhoni and Fleming, Watson highlighted how both of them have worked together since the start of the IPL in 2008. While Watson didn’t really reveal any secret behind CSK’s success, he laid emphasis on it being a great franchise.
“Obviously, they have a lot of history with working together as well, it is an amazing dynamic these guys have got and they know how to get the best of all the players around them. And also the coaching staff. So, it is really a privilege to be able to play for CSK.
“I have had an amazing time in the last couple of years. We’ve had a lot of success as well, which is a nice bonus. There aren’t any secret theories as to why they are so successful. It’s just because it’s such a great franchise and such a great operation,” Watson said.