Sky News Punjab
March 31, 2021
Moeen Ali, the newest addition to the Chennai Super Kings, says the franchise has a calm tone to it and that every player in the world wants to play under MS Dhoni’s leadership.
Moeen Ali was bought by CSK for INR 7 crore in the players’ auction held in February 2021. “I think what differentiates CSK from other teams is actually how they structure everything… from the squad they have to the way they do things. They look a very calm franchise that doesn’t panic,” the official website of CSK quoted Moeen as saying.
“I’ve spoken to players who have played under MS and they tell me how he improves their game. I believe a great captain does that. I think it’s something on every player’s wish list to play under MS. I think it’s the confidence and the clarity he gives people. It’s exciting,” he added.
Further talking about how important is it for a leader to stay calm, Moeen said: “It’s very important to have strong leadership and coaches who stay calm, who take the pressure off the players as much as they can and are consistent. We are very lucky we have that.”
Dhoni has led CSK to IPL title thrice (2010, 2011, and 2018). The franchise had finished at the seventh spot last season and it was the first time, that the side failed to qualify for the playoffs.