Friendship Day: MS Dhoni Receives A Heartfelt Message From Suresh Raina

Ross Houston
August 4, 2020

MS Dhoni has nothing to prove and we, in the media, discuss all these things because he hasn't announced his retirement. He has one of the finest cricketing minds and is often hailed as an incredible strategy thinker.

Indian Premier League (IPL) franchise Chennai Super Kings (CSK) on Sunday shared a video featuring both Raina and Dhoni and captioned it as "F.R.7.3.N.D.S - together in the pursuit of perfect10n, for a flawless den".

He said, 'We depend on data.

Billings stated rubbing shoulders with some of the best Indian and foreign players in the CSK dressing room was a big learning curve for him, especially watching Dhoni from close quarters, as to how he approaches the game.

"There was one outstanding player that we suggested to MS, he said: "No sir, he will spoil the team", Srinivasan said. "The cohesion within the team is important and see in America, franchise-based sport has been there for such a long time", Srinivasan said as quoted by ESPNcricinfo.

Further, Srinivasan spilt beans on how Dhoni used to leave the strategy sessions mid-way, while coach Stephen Fleming and the rest attended meticulously.

Dhoni's last played in July 2019 when India lost to New Zealand in the semi-final of 2019 World Cup.

Talking about the same, former India fast bowler Ashish Nehra, feels that the wicketkeeper-batsman has already played his last game for India and he will not be seen donning the blue jersey again. But we at India Cements have had a lot of experience running teams at junior levels. On the other hand, there is so much data that is available to help a person also analyse. "It's a very hard line to draw (between data and instinct)", Srinivasan added. After a gap of more than one year, he will return to the field where he belongs during IPL 2020. Chennai Super Kings players are likely to leave for the UAE on August 10 to begin preparations.

The bowler, who retired from worldwide cricket in 2017, also stated that having a senior pro like MS Dhoni in the team is an advantage.

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