CSK celebrates Dhoni’s 200 matches with the team with Dhoni’s win in IPL 2021
Mahendra Singh Dhoni joked about the Chennai Super Kings playing their 200th game in yellow, “getting old”, but head coach Stephen Fleming said the feat was a testament to his commitment to the franchise.
“He has been the heartbeat of CSK, no doubt. Whether it’s performance, guidance or leadership … you run out of things to say about him, “Fleming said on Friday after CSK celebrated Dhoni’s milestone with his first win in IPL 2021 .
“He also has to mention and appreciate his longevity… playing 200 games and still doing well and performing well is a testament to his attitude towards the game and the franchise. I think the franchise has grown up and MS has grown with it, so it’s a great relationship and a lot of fun. “
For the Punjab Kings, m. Shahrukh Khan gave a glimpse of his talent with a mixed knock of 47. Youngsters from Tamil Nadu hope to capitalize on the wealth of knowledge shared by some sports veterans.
“Obviously I am new in IPL. It is different than domestic cricket. Shah Rukh said that to learn a lot of things, I am trying to improve my game by 1% every season.
“I am in talks with Wasim Jaffer (batting coach) and Andy Flower (assistant coach), and they are helping me in my batting.”