Dhoni’s instincts, behind-the-scenes work reason for CSK’s success, feel Dravid and Srinivasan

NEW DELHI: Batting great Rahul Dravid has attributed Chennai Super Kings‘ consistent run in the IPL to skipper Mahendra Singh Dhoni‘s instincts, game-smarts and the incredible amount of work that goes behind the scenes. N Srinivasan, the former BCCI president and head of India Cements, which owns the CSK franchise, agreed that Dhoni is a … Read more

MS Dhoni should keep playing as long as he is fit and in form, says Gautam Gambhir | Cricket News – Times of India

NEW DELHI: Former India opener Gautam Gambhir on Saturday said Mahendra Singh Dhoni must continue playing international cricket as long he feels he is fit, in form and enjoying the game. The World Cup-winning swashbuckler, on a sabbatical from cricket for the past one year, turned 39 on July 7. He has not played any … Read more

Rishabh Pant refers to MS Dhoni as his favourite batting partner | Cricket News – Times of India

MS Dhoni and Rishabh Pant. (AP Photo) NEW DELHI: India wicket-keeper-batsman Rishabh Pant has referred to veteran stumper Mahendra Singh Dhoni as his favourite batting partner. Pant accepted that they don’t get a chance to bat together too often, but whenever he does, he tries to make the most of it. Pant was touted as … Read more

In 10 years, Dhoni will be permanent boss of CSK team: CEO Kasi Viswanathan

Mahendra Singh Dhoni is the heart and soul of Chennai Super Kings and current CEO Kasi Viswanathan will not be surprised if the enigmatic former India captain becomes ‘Team Boss’ in 10 years from now. Dhoni turned 39 on Tuesday and CSK, which is his spiritual home, left no stone unturned to make it a … Read more

MS Dhoni to lead Aakash Chopra’s all-time IPL XI | Cricket News – Times of India

MS Dhoni (TOI Photo) NEW DELHI: Former India batsman Aakash Chopra has picked decorated former India skipper Mahendra Singh Dhoni to lead his all-time Indian Premier League XI. Dhoni is one the most successful IPL captains, leading Chennai Super Kings to three titles and taking the side to the final a record seven times. Chopra, … Read more

Dhoni had a ‘massive influence’ on me, says R. Ashwin

Premier Indian off-spinner R Ashwin has described Mahendra Singh Dhoni as a “massive influence” on his career, revealing that at the beginning of his IPL stint, he was driven by an intense desire to get the former captain’s attention. Ashwin got his contract with CSK, one of the most successful IPL sides, in 2008 and … Read more

Better planning needed for ICC events: Irfan Pathan | Cricket News – Times of India

Irfan Pathan (TOI file photo) MUMBAI: India have all the resources but need to plan better going into the big-ticket ICC events, says former all-rounder Irfan Pathan who blamed an unsettled middle order for country’s exit from last year’s World Cup. India last won an ICC tournament in 2013, when they lifted the Champions Trophy … Read more