MS Dhoni is a name synonymous with the IPL franchise Chennai Super Kings. The former Indian captain has been a part of the team since the inaugural season of IPL. Recently, West Indies all-rounder Dwayne Bravo heaped praise on Dhoni for his leadership skills and explains how he makes the players comfortable.
The Caribbean all-rounder has been playing alongside Dhoni since 2011. He mentions why Dhoni stands apart from the rest of the players. Bravo explained how players’ careers have gone uphill once they join CSK. He uses Shane Watson and Ambati Rayudu as prime examples of it.
Speaking with ESPN, Bravo said, “CSK over the years has had many good captains in their dressing room. We’ve had Faf du Plessis, Brendon McCullum, myself, Mike Hussey. These guys have been leaders in various countries, but MS is the type of person who always says that ‘you are here because you’re good enough, so when you come here, you don’t need to prove anything to anyone. The franchise sees and it knows what you can offer. Just be yourself.’”
“Whenever a player comes to CSK, it’s like his career is kind of born again. Look at Shane Watson a few years ago, look at Ambati Rayudu, when he left Mumbai, everybody’s career (graph) keeps going up whenever they come around CSK.”
Bravo reveals how MS Dhoni never pressurizes anyone and calls it an admirable feature of the CSK skipper. He also adds how MS Dhoni doesn’t behave like a superstar despite achieving so much success.
“MS doesn’t put pressure on anyone. Outside of cricket, you rarely see him, but his room is always open, so you can walk in there anytime. He’s brilliant to have conversations with, obviously played so many games. He creates an environment where people feel comfortable and everyone relaxes; he doesn’t behave like a superstar despite all his accolades and achievements,” Bravo said.