Dhoni may not be at his best in IPL but Deepak Chahar believes that Dhoni will make a strong comeback soon. He thinks that once the tournament resumes, the veteran will be back to his best.
Chahar on Dhoni’s form
The fans wait for IPL every year since 2020 to get the glimpse of Mahendra Singh Dhoni’s batting. the 2020 season was disaster for both the Chennai Super Kingsteam and the skipper. They started to make comeback as team in 2021 IPL which had to be paused for the pandemic. Now reportedly the BCCI is planning to host the remaining 31 matches in the UAE in the months of September and October.
The first half of the league saw MS Dhoni once again struggling to get back to his good old days. In the second half the fans will once again hope for him to show his goodness on the field. Speaking on the same, Deepak Chahar spoke to Spotskeeda and said, “A batsman cannot bat the same way for 15-20 years. If any batsman hasn’t played regular cricket before, it is never easy to just come to a competition of the level of IPL and start performing, it takes time. He has always played the finisher’s rule, which is even tougher when you haven’t played regular cricket.”
He continued, “Even in the 2018 and 2019 IPL seasons, Dhoni bhai started a bit slowly by his standards, but his stroke play became fluent as the season progressed. So, you might get to see the best of MS Dhoni in the second half of the season.”
Chahar on Dhoni’s captaincy
Chahar who plays for Chennai Super Kings in the IPL also explained how Dhoni backs everyone in the side. “This has been my fourth year at CSK and Dhoni bhai has shown his trust in me as his strike bowler. This trust is so important because he has not just inspired me but also many others.”
He added, “His best quality as a captain is about how to utilize a player on a particular day for a particular situation. I’ve bowled three overs in the powerplay in pretty much every game for CSK and have learned a lot through him.”