MS Dhoni is without a doubt one of the best captains to have ever walked the cricket field, and the number of trophies in his collection speaks for itself. His ability to understand the game and anticipate is unique, and many experts across the world have praised the wicketkeeper-leadership batsman’s abilities. Many believe that because Dhoni has such a brilliant cricket mind, he doesn’t require any assistance in formulating plans or strategies. MS Dhoni takes suggestions from Faf du Plessis In IPL.
Dhoni does not hesitate to listen to the experienced cricketer’s advice- Ruturaj Gaikwad
MS Dhoni takes suggestions from Faf du Plessis In IPL, he frequently contacts Faf du Plessis for advice in the Indian Premier League, according to Chennai Super Kings (CSK) opener Ruturaj Gaikwad (IPL). Since 2011, Dhoni and Du Plessis have shared the dressing room at CSK and are considered to have a strong connection. In addition, the South African dasher has led the Kiwis in all formats, and his leadership track record is impressive.
Dhoni is well aware of this, and he does not hesitate to listen to the experienced cricketer’s advice. Ruturaj even stated that the two of them sometimes talk for hours about their plans.
“Their bond is very good because they both respect each other a lot. Often they have discussions after the match where Faf reaches out to MS Dhoni with suggestions. Even at this stage [of their careers], they have very good discussions,” Gaikwad told.
“It’s not like they discuss for 5-10 minutes, their talks go for an hour or even 2 hours sometimes. They also have discussions every day in practice. A lot of times, even Mahi bhai reaches out to Faf during the match to ask for his advice,” he added.
Calmness is one common aspect in Dhoni and Du Plessis’ leadership styles – Gaikwad
Dhoni and Du Plessis’ leadership approaches have the same quality of calmness. As a result, the two are able to connect, and CSK profits. The three-time champions were second in the team rankings with five wins in seven games at the time of the IPL 2021 suspension due to the COVID-19 virus.
Du Plessis was in excellent form for the Yellow Army, scoring 320 runs in the tournament’s seven matches, which have since been postponed. Although Dhoni didn’t have a particularly successful season with the bat, his leadership and wicket-keeping abilities helped CSK.