The South Africa leg-spinner Imran Tahir, who has played two seasons under Dhoni at Chennai Super Kings in the Indian Premier League, believes CSK captain MS Dhoni is the best in the world as for as cricketing knowledge and game awareness and that it’s always been a pleasure for him to play alongside Dhoni.
“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.”
Tahir reflected on the low of 2020, where CSK finished seventh with 12 points from 14 matches, revealing how the players managed to remain calm despite the poor results. But disappointment aside, the 41-year-old is already looking forward to a brand-new 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,” he said.
“We are hoping for a very good season again. And, we are going to work harder and come back with better planning. Hopefully, we will do very well this year for CSK. As a player, the franchise looked after us so well. We want to give our 500 percent for them.”