Former India cricketer Mahendra Singh Dhoni has been one in every of the most influential cricketers in the previous decade. Dhoni not solely received three ICC trophies for India as captain, he additionally led Chennai Super Kings to 3 Indian Premier League trophies. Dhoni’s affect amongst his gamers is measured from the undeniable fact that greater than about his cricket, his teammates typically speak about how Dhoni is as an individual.
Former Chennai Super Kings batsman Sam Billings, in a current interview, recalled how MS Dhoni helped him throughout his time with the franchise. Billings had withdrawn from IPL 2020, and won’t be enjoying in the upcoming season.
“I absolutely loved my 2 years at CSK. The success in which the environment had consistently over the time is unmatched really, probably only Mumbai have been as consistent as CSK. To get a winners medal of the IPL is something that I really cherished,” Billings instructed Cricbuzz.
“For me, that experience from those great players… the overseas guys but also the homegrown Indian stars. I mean, no bigger star than MS Dhoni in terms of my role that I want to fulfill,” he added.
“There is no one better than MS to learn from. For me, it was great to pick his brains and enjoy the environment he has created,” he additional mentioned.
“He is a big Man United fan which really helps, as am I. He always invited me when there’s a few Man United fans around. So whenever the game was on, we used to go to his room and watch there. It was pretty cool just to talk about cricket and learn of him,” he added.
“And see how he goes about his business, whether it’s practice or games. For me, as well, my third year of captaincy at Kent, I think that’s the most incredible thing… how he talks to his players, especially the young players. They have the utmost respect and trust in him but he also trusts people and allows them to really thrive in the environment,” Billings additional mentioned.
The 13th version of IPL will start from September 18th in the UAE.