England’s ace Moeen Ali is excited to play under the captaincy of MS Dhoni in the upcoming Indian Premier League 2021 season. The all-rounder was picked up by the Chennai Super Kings franchise for a sum of INR 7 crores in the recently conducted mini-auction. Ali has already joined the CSK camp in Mumbai and is looking forward to representing one of the best teams in the Indian top-tier league. Moeen Ali, in a recent interview, shared his thoughts about MS Dhoni and why is he such a highly-rated captain in the world of cricket.
IPL 2021: Moeen Ali Hails Dhoni’s Captaincy
Moeen Ali stated that almost every player who has played under MS Dhoni has nothing but good things to say about the Indian skipper. Ali added that he has learned from many players that MS Dhoni has helped them improve their skill set. The English player, then, admitted that every player in the world wants to play under the leadership of MS Dhoni.
“I’ve spoken to players who have played under MS and they tell me how he improves their game. I believe a great captain does that,” Ali was quoted saying by the official CSK website. “It’s something on every player’s wish list to play under MS. I think it’s the confidence and the clarity he gives people. It’s exciting,” he stated.
Ali, who has represented RCB in the past, then mentioned the qualities which makes CSK a top contender for winning the IPL. “I think what differentiates CSK from other teams is actually how they structure everything… from the squad they have to the way they do things. They look a very calm franchise that doesn’t panic,” he further said.
“At CSK I feel the reality is there for us to win the competition. I’m excited about playing with the players we have here. It’s very important to have strong leadership and coaches who stay calm, who take the pressure off the players as much as they can and are consistent. We are very lucky we have that,” Ali concluded.