Former India batsman and analyst, Aakash Chopra on Friday said MS Dhoni will once again rule the roost in Indian Premier League (IPL) 2020 even if he doesn’t hit the ground running with the Chennai Super Kings (CSK).
While analysing the strengths and weaknesses of CSK, Aakash Chopra said MS Dhoni continues to be an influential figure and is the life and soul of the franchise at IPL 2020.
While it will be interesting to see how MS Dhoni performs with the bat after a break that stretched to more than a year, Aakash Chopra believes the World Cup-winner’s experience will come in handy.
“MS Dhoni is the biggest strength of the team. The entire franchise is dependent on him. He is the soul of Chennai Super Kings. As long as he is there, CSK’s heart keeps beating and they move forward. MS Dhoni, the player and the captain, has a great impact,” Aakash Chopra said in his latest YouTube show.
“MS Dhoni, the batsman, we haven’t seen him in a long while. There are questions as to whether he will be able to hit the ground running or bat the way he used to in the past. Keep in mind, he is very experienced, and you don’t get experience in the supermarket.
“This team, as I said before… Dhoni is the life and soul of this team. He is the one who is going to get the best out of everyone.
“MS Dhoni, the batsman, is important because when spin takes precedence, his influence will grow. He may not hit the ground running, but as the tournament progresses, I am pretty sure MS Dhoni is going to rule the roost.”
Chennai Super Kings have suffered 2 major setbacks with Suresh Raina and Harbhajan Singh pulled out of IPL 2020 due to personal reasons.