There is no denying to the fact that Chennai Super Kings is one of the best teams in the history of Indian Premier League. They had a fantastic ride and always helped themselves reach the playoff in every season they have been part of. Speaking of the same, one of the key players of CSK Faf du Plessis hailed MS Dhoni for his visionary leadership.
MS Dhoni has been the go-to-man for the Chennai Super Kings (CSK) franchise ever since the former skipper of India was sold off for a record fee in the inaugural edition of IPL in 2008. The charismatic leader has captained the CSK side in all of the previous 10 seasons they have played in the IPL.
They have always sealed their berth in the play-off phase since the tournament’s inception. CSK arguably has been one of the most successful teams in the cash-rich league and they are only behind Rohit Sharma’s Mumbai Indians (MI) who have the most number of title triumphs (4).
Credits to MS Dhoni and Stephen Fleming – Faf du Plessis
Speaking of the same, Faf du Plessis stated that MS Dhoni was smart in asking his franchise to stick with International captains, who add a lot of weight to the team. He feels that having experienced players with good knowledge of conditions has proved to be the perfect formula for success.
“A great thing that CSK has done over the years, and that’s a credit to MS and (Stephen) Fleming the coach, is they have targeted captains – (Brendon) McCullum, myself, (Dwayne) Bravo, obviously MS, (Suresh) Raina’s captained a bit – because they want thinking cricketers,” the 35-year-old told CSK’s website.
“So, there’s a lot of leaders within the group, that experience of thinking cricketers is what they want and obviously it has proven to be very successful,” he added.
Looking forward to playing IPL this year:
Further, the flamboyant South Africa batsman stated that he is looking forward to playing IPL this year for Chennai Super Kings. He feels that IPL has become the exciting aspect of the cricket calendar for the fans and the cricketers. Unfortunately, the deadly virus has delayed the tournament but Faf du Plessis is hopeful of things being under control in quick time.
“The IPL, both for players and fans around the world, has become an integral part of the season. I was really looking forward to it this year,” he said.