Dhoni is not just a player, he is an era of cricket: Matthew Hayden

May 12 2019 05:12 PM
Dhoni is not just a player, he is an era of cricket: Matthew Hayden

Mumbai Indians will take on CSK in the summit at the Rajiv Gandhi International Stadium in Hyderabad on Sunday. CSK skipper Dhoni has been getting a lot of plaudits for the way he has led CSK to playoffs in all the seasons he has played for the franchise. This season, Dhoni has been the most in-form batsmen for CSK. He has scored 414 runs at an average of 103.5 in the IPL this year.

Even more, his performances with the bat have been hailed by the fans and former cricketers alike. Keeping all this in mind, Hayden has landed the ultimate praise for the 37-year-old wicket-keeper batsman.  Hayden said, “You know Dhoni, he is not just a player, he is an era of cricket. In many ways I think MS is like the captain of the gully cricket team, he is one of us, he will do anything.”

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MSD has been hailed for his temperament and is called ‘Captain Cool’ for his calm demeanour. Hayden said that the relaxed attitude of Dhoni rubs off on his teammates, which leads to better performance.

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Hyden further added, “So, someone like that at the helm will make you feel calm, will make you feel relaxed and that’s why Thala Dhoni that word ‘Thala’, obviously meaning the leader of Chennai, but you it’s almost like leader of a nation,” he added.

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