A Legendary Player of CSK Sums Up Captain MS Dhoni

The great Matthew Hayden says, "Mahendra Singh Dhoni is a "magician" who can turn someone else's "trash into treasure." He also reckons that the unmatched contribution of the former captain of the Indian Cricket Team to the CSK success story makes his playing future with the franchise "almost irrelevant". The tactical genius of Dhoni has played a big part in CSK reaching their 10th IPL final. He did not have the best of bowling attacks at the start of the tournament, but he has been able to bring the best out of them.
The way he has used Ajinkya Rahane and Shivam Dube in the batting department has also been praised widely.
Dhoni, who has played with a knee injury throughout the tournament, has given himself 8–9 months to decide on his playing future. However, Australian cricket legend Hayden feels that the World Cup-winning captain will not be around for the next IPL.
Hayden said, "MS is a magician. He takes someone else's trash and makes it treasure. He is a very skilled and positive captain. He said something really interesting, which I thought summed up not only his humility but also his truth around cricket, where he is represented, and that is in the Tamil Nadu Cricket Association."
He also said, "The alignment between that association and the franchise, how strong that is in terms of building that process," To me, that is MS. There is a systematic way of going through things and working through them. He did that for India, and he is doing it for the Chennai Super Kings.
Continuing his statement, he said that "whether he plays or not next year, it is almost irrelevant. "Personaly, I don't think he will, but then he is M.S. Dhoni."

May 27, 2023 7:57 AM