Former Australian cricketer, Michael Hussey has a belief that the former Indian skipper, MS Dhoni has the ability to continue playing cricket as long as he can and Hussey also wished that Dhoni can play for another decade. Hussey said he loves Dhoni’s captaincy and has been awestruck by the way the CSK skipper handles himself on and off the field.
Dhoni has been on a sabbatical from competitive cricket since India’s semi-final exit at World Cup 2019. Despite all the rumors reading his future in international cricket, Dhoni hasn’t confirmed anything yet. The CSK captain was preparing hard for the 13th edition of the Indian Premier League (IPL) he did a pre-season training with the CSK players before the suspension of the tournament due to the coronavirus pandemic.
Talking about Dhoni during an online interaction for Sony Ten Pit Stop, Hussey said, “We hope he keeps playing for another 10 years but I am not sure we are going to be able to see that. I love MS as the captain. I love how calm he is and how much he backs his players and shows so much faith in his players. Obviously he is very astute from a tactical point of view.”
He further added, “Certain moves he makes… you wonder where he is going with it but it’s amazing how often it sort of comes true and works out in his favor. Also batting with him in the middle in tight run-chases, it’s amazing to see how calm he is and how calculated he is. Always wanting to be there in the middle till the last over of the game.”
Mike Hussey also recalled his days in the IPL, saying he fell in love with Chennai Super Kings (CSK) the moment he walked into the dressing room for the first time in 2008. He also shared the relationship he shares with Dhoni and head coach Stephen Fleming that has been the backbone of CSK’s success over the years.
Hussey further added, “I fell in love with the IPL from the very moment I walked into the CSK dressing room in 2008. Guys that just loved cricket from all over the world. It was just such a great environment and I just fell in love straight away. Those 2 (Fleming and Dhoni) together, they complement each other so well. They both are very good thinkers of the game, very shrewd and very smart. They both work very well together.”