Former Indian cricketer Sanjay Manjrekar has praised Mahendra Singh Dhoni for his and the team’s good management this season so far. The legendary wicket-keeper batsman is getting great support from the crowd this season, even in Chennai’s away games. It is expected to be his last season and fans are cheering Dhoni to lift the fifth IPL trophy for Chennai.
Despite the injury crisis in the camp, Dhoni managed resources well and got the most out of the players. CSK’s greatest strength this season is the way their hitters are shooting and the way skipper MS Dhoni directs them by maximizing his resources to perfection.
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Manjrekar praised Dhoni for the way he handles his teammates, as well as himself as the knee injury seems to plague him constantly.
“MS Dhoni is a smart cricketer. He knows his limits. We are seeing a new avatar of him this season. Previously he was managing the team, this year he is also managing himself,” Manjrekar said on Star Sports.
Meanwhile, India’s former head coach Ravi Shastri has praised Shivam Dube for his power-striking abilities as he cleared the boundary ropes for fun this season.
Shastri said, “Shivam Dube has reach and power. He’s tall and he can easily hit a six just by standing in his place, which makes him a dangerous hitter. He got the skipper’s license to go out there and explode.”
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The revamped version of Ajinkya Rahane is another big boost for Chennai Super Kings in the IPL 2023. The Indian senior cricketer has freedom to express himself at CSK which has done wonders for him as well than for the franchise.
Former Australian cricketer Aaron Finch believes faith manager Stephen Fleming and skipper Dhoni shown at Rahane is paying dividends.
Aaron Finch said: “Ajinkya Rahane has been granted freedom at CSK. After a bad run last year, he might have thought his IPL career was over. But then he got another chance after CSK picked him up. He had this unexpected opportunity with MS Dhoni and Stephen Fleming tapping him on the shoulders and saying ‘you play, go have fun, express yourself.’
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