The Indian youth selected for the reserve and main squad is enjoying Dhoni’s presence as they pick his brain to improve their game and India’s chances of winning the T20 World Cup.
KL Rahul, who appeared for the Red Bull Campus Cricket Clubhouse session, said, “Obviously, MS Dhoni back with the team feels amazing because we have played under him and we have looked towards him as a mentor even when he was our captain.”
“We loved having him in the dressing room when he was the captain. We loved the calmness. We have all looked up to him to help us out, to have him here is amazing,” he said. “This gives us a sense of calmness. I have enjoyed spending time with him in the first two to three days and it has been a lot of fun. Looking forward to chewing his brain about cricket, captaincy and all things cricket.”
Inclusive of Rahul, the fans are not sure if the IPL finals win earlier this month was Dhoni’s last game ever. Speculation has emerged that Thalla might play his last game of cricket, for his side the Chennai Super Kings, in Chepauk, in front of the fans in 2022.
KL, said that despite Dhoni’s age, he still is a big competitor when it comes to IPL matches and playing against him.
“I think Dhoni can give any of us stiff competition, he definitely is a guy who can hit the ball farthest, he is very strong and he is good (while running) between the wickets. He looks the fittest, it is good fun to have him,” Rahul said.