Will always have him in my team: Imran Tahir on MS Dhoni

Written by Vipin Darwade

Former South African leg-spinner Imran Tahir has described his Chennai Super Kings captain MS Dhoni as the best in the world and heaped praise on the former India cricketer’s ability to read the game and give the bowlers what they want.

Tahir has been playing under Dhoni at CSK for the last three seasons in the Indian Premier League and wishes to continue doing that in the near future as well.

“It is always a pleasure to play with that guy (MS Dhoni). Have been playing with him for the last three years. For me, he is a great, great human being.

“He understands everybody, respects everybody. We love him. He is the guy who has got the knowledge, and is the best in the world. You don’t have to say anything to him. He knows what field he needs to set for us, and we just need to come and bowl,” Tahir told SportsKeeda.

“It is a pleasure to be in his company. (One can) learn a lot of things. And that’s what you want as a cricketer. I’ll always have him in my team. I wish that I just keep going and play for CSK. I am really enjoying my cricket.”

CSK were knocked out in the league stage for the first time in history last year but Tahir, who has been retained by the franchise, is hoping that they can turn their fortunes around in the 2021 IPL season.

“We have been calm as ever. Obviously, we were sad and disappointed because we weren’t winning. But, that’s not always (possible). I think the team culture is more important. Everyone understood what was happening.

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