A lot of criticism has been levelled against defending IPL champions Chennai Super Kings’ squad, for having many aged players in the side. However, this has not stopped the Super Kings from excelling in the field one bit as the gelled unit has been sharp and successful in clinching victories.
Most of the credit for their terrific performances is down to the shrewd captaincy of MS Dhoni, whose calm presence oozes a layer of confidence among the Chennai players. Dhoni’s brilliant leadership from the front was heavily praised by Caribbean all-rounder DJ Bravo, who rated the Indian great as the best captain in the world.
“In any sport, in any tournament, you just cannot beat experience. We know our weaknesses and we play smart and we are well led by the best captain in the world. And he [Dhoni] keeps reminding us that you know we are not the fastest team, but we can be the smartest team,” Bravo said.