‘Dhoni doesn’t get distracted by…’: Harbhajan shares CSK skipper’s winning mantra | Cricket
M S DhoniFour-time champions Chennai Super Kings (CSK) face 2008 winners Rajasthan Royals (RR) in match number 37 of the Indian Premier League (IPL) 2023 on Thursday. Under the leadership of MS Dhoni, former champions CSK have emerged as strong contenders for the title in 2022 after a forgettable season.
Dhoni’s Yellow Brigade have registered five wins in their first seven matches this season. Table-toppers Chennai Super Kings are level on points with defending champions Gujarat Titans (GT) in the IPL 2023 standings. Speaking ahead of CSK’s away game against RR in the 16th season of the cash-rich league, legendary Indian spinner Harbhajan Singh shared the Chennai skipper’s winning mantra.
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“The winning mantra of MS Dhoni is that he backs the player in his best and preferred batting position. Dhoni backs the players completely and that is the reason why CSK is a champion team. He deviates from his game plan very often. Doesn’t happen. Or after every match. Players need to have faith and trust in the management and the captain. Only then they perform and the MS and CSK team management understand that,” Harbhajan pointed out. Star Sports.
One of the greatest captains in the history of the game, Dhoni became the first player this season to lead the same franchise in the first 200 IPL matches. Dhoni has played 218 matches as captain in the world’s richest T20 league. With a win percentage of 58.71, Dhoni has won 128 matches as captain in the IPL. The 41-year-old has suffered 128 defeats in this elite T20 league so far.
The former Indian skipper has led CSK to four IPL titles in his illustrious career. Earlier, Dhoni became the seventh cricketer to complete 5000 runs in IPL. Only Dhoni, Virat Kohli, Shikhar Dhawan, Warner, Rohit Sharma, Suresh Raina and AB de Villiers have scored 5000 runs in the richest T20 league in the world.