IPL 2023: Michael Hussey names Chennai Super Kings ‘next MS Dhoni’ | News Bharat

Chennai Super Kings (CSK) had a terrible campaign last edition Indian Premier League (IPL). The Yellow Army registered only 4 wins and finished the season in ninth place in the team standings.

CSK in particular won the cash-rich league in 2021 and the defending champions are expected to do well in 2022, but the Super Kings have failed to replicate their success. Before the start of IPL 2022, the all-rounder Ravindra Jadeja he surrendered the rank of captain. However, Jadeja did not have a fruitful time as a skipper and he relinquished the post and handed it back to MS Dhoni.

With Dhoni on the verge of retiring from the IPL, the Super Kings will be looking for a suitable candidate to lead the team in the future. While the search for the next CSK captain will continue, the former Australian cricketer and CSK batting coach Michael Hussey has made his choice who can take over the role of Dhoni. Hussey reckoned the Super Kings could afford to hand over the captaincy to the youngster Ruturaj Gaikwad.

Hussey opined that like MSD, Ruturaj is very calm and handles pressure very well. The Aussie noticed that Ruturaj has some amazing leadership qualities and people are also drawn to him because of his nature.

“He is obviously watching Dhoni very closely. And the other impressive thing about him is that he picks up things that other players don’t pick up as quickly. He’s a self-made cricketer and obviously you need help along the way and he’s also very good at getting new things from other players.” Hussey said, as quoted by The Indian Express.

“I am not sure what the future plans are at CSK, but like Dhoni, he is very calm. He’s actually very calm when it comes to handling pressure like Dhoni and he’s a very good reader of the game and like I said before, he’s very attentive and I think people are drawn to him because of his nature and character and personality and they like being around him. He has some great leadership qualities,” Hussey added.

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