‘We hope MS Dhoni keeps betting another 10 years’: CSK batting coach Michael Hussey
Former Australian middle-order batsman Michael Hussey recently revealed hope that MS Dhoni would continue to play for another ten years. The former CSK opener likewise admired the fantastic relationship between MS Dhoni and Stephen Fleming in the franchise’s management group.
Michael Hussey shared his views on a variety of cricketing subjects, including his stint at CSK and the upcoming India-Australia Test series, in the most recent edition of the show ‘Sony 10 Rest Stop’.
On being asked about the excellent relationship shared by MS Dhoni and Stephen Fleming in the CSK dugout, Michael Hussey highlighted the shared respect the duo had for each other.
” Those 2 together, they complement each other so well. They have actually got a great relationship, there is a mutual regard there. And they are both very great thinkers of the video game. Extremely shrewd, very wise and they work exceptionally well together.”
Mr. Cricket, as he is fondly called, showered appreciation on MS Dhoni for constantly backing his gamers and taking surprising decisions that typically worked in the group’s favour.
” I love MS Dhoni as a captain, I like how calm he is, just how much he backs his gamers and shows so much of faith in his players. Clearly, he is extremely astute from a tactical perspective out in the center too. Specific moves he makes, you wonder where he is going with it but it is remarkable how typically it comes real and works out in his favour.”
Michael Hussey also highlighted MS Dhoni’s calmness in the middle during a run chase and the latter’s desire to remain at the crease till the winning runs are scored.
” Also batting with him in the middle in a tight run chase, how calm and calculated he is, constantly wishing to be there in the last over of a game. He has been an incredible person and player for CSK and India for so long.”
He wished that MS Dhoni might play for another decade, however on a more sensible note hoped that the previous Indian captain might play for as long as possible.
” We hope he keeps playing for another ten years. I am uncertain if we are visiting that, so hopefully he can play for as long as he can.”
Concerning the shift of captaincy from MS Dhoni to Virat Kohli, Michael Hussey was also asked if it was a good idea for the outgoing captain to hold on for a little while.
” It depends, primarily you need to be able to keep your place in the group. And it also depends upon who the brand-new captain is, if he is a young person who is still finding out the art of captaincy, then certainly having a senior player around who has captained prior to can be quite useful”, reacted Hussey.
Michael Hussey included that a great deal of credit needs to be offered to Virat Kohli for not feeling any insecurity due to the existence of the previous Indian captain in the group.
” Having stated that, I think it might be quite tough also. I believe you have got to provide a great deal of kudos to Virat Kohli, having someone like MS Dhoni still in the team, who has been probably India’s most successful captain, often some individuals may discover that threatening.”
He iterated that Virat Kohli’s desire to end up being a much better captain by gaining as much knowledge as possible from MS Dhoni has actually been the secret behind their success.
” That’s why you require to tip your hat to Virat, he has actually obviously got that character to state that ‘I would want this guy around. I can learn from this guy and he is going to help me become a better skipper and have a much better group.’ I think it has actually worked incredibly well in the Indian group, since there are certainly challenges included.”