GT vs CSK: MS Dhoni Gives A Lot Of Chances To Players – Suresh Raina On What Sets CSK Skipper Apart From Other Captains

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The much-hyped Qualifier 1 between Chennai Super Kings and Gujarat Titans is scheduled to take place on May 23 (*Tuesday) in Chennai. CSK fans would be delighted to see MS Dhoni who so far has been excellent at leading the team. MS Dhoni he would be aware of the fact that the side cannot afford to be complacent.

GT skipper Hardik Pandya won the toss and opted to launch first. GT left arm pacer Yash Dayal astonishingly omitted from the 11 players. The Chennai track has been quite unpredictable throughout the tournament.

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CSK fans are hoping the likes of Ajinkya Rahane and Ambati Rayudu provide stability in the intermissions as the spinning duo of GT Rashid Khan and Noor Ahmad can wreak havoc as the track appears to be quite uneven and slow.

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Ajinkya Rahane has not been in the picture for the last 2 years and is back in the WTC- Suresh Raina

Suresh Raina was having an interaction with Cricket Next. He stated that CSK captain MS Dhoni always gives chances to players and gave the example of former CSK cricketer Shane Watson.

Suresh Raina also said that Ajinkya Rahane is back in the WTC squad noting that MS Dhoni has developed players like Tushar Deshpande and Matheesha Pathirana.

“I think it always gives chances, not like a game or two. You must have seen Shane Watson and others. It gives a lot of chances (to the players) in IPL. In a tournament like IPL, you have to give a good number of chances and that is what was done with Shivam Dube and you have to see what he has done”. Suresh Raina said.

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“Ajinkya Rahane has not been in the picture for the past two years. She is now back in the WTC. If you talk about Tushar Deshpande, he is the highest ground taker for CSK (this season). At the same time, look at Pathirana, he is the new (Lasith) Malinga for Sri Lanka now. Once again, Theekshana has also done very well. If you look at Conway, I think he’s put up a really good fight.” added.

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MS Dhoni is a shrewd leader- Suresh Raina

Suresh Raina was quite surprised to see a foreign player performing exceptionally well on the Chennai grounds. Raina pointed out that MS Dhoni never gives up and said that makes him the best captain ever.

“I have never seen a foreigner play so well on the Chennai grounds. That’s what Michael Hussey used to do for us. Matthew Hayden used to do that for us. Now Conway is doing it for us. I think that’s good. added.

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“Dhoni has been leading the team very well. He is a shrewd leader and knows how to deliver, and whenever we face the toughest of times, he will never give up at any given moment. That is MS Dhoni, and that is what makes him the greatest captain of all time. That is why he has been handling so much pressure in a very calm manner. That’s why all the players in the world want to play with Dhoni.” added.

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