The wicketkeeper-batsman N.Jagadeesan recently spoke about MS Dhoni’s fitness and how inspiring Thala is.
“He is supremely fit. You really can’t say he is 37 because of the way he moves, he is so swift around the field. And he is just so calm. He rarely speaks, but those few words lift the team,” Jagadeesan was quoted as saying on the CSK website.
Jagadeesan, who is yet to make his IPL debut, said he got to watch Dhoni closely, and he got inputs from the man himself.
“You don’t see Dhoni keep at the nets, he is someone who keeps directly in the games. But he is always there to guide you. I will be doing my drills and, at times when Mahi bhai sees me, he takes the time out to come and give me inputs. If I have doubts in my wicketkeeping or batting I go to him,” Jagadeesan said.
The 23-year old cricketer said he had learnt by sharing the dressing room with some of the game’s legends and added it was special to return to the same dressing room.
“To be coming back to the same dressing room is something special. I’m seeking to further my experience and learn more. As a cricketer I really learnt a lot, sharing the dressing room with some of the legends of the game was an experience in itself. “I not only got to learn technical stuff. I also got to see how they prepare before a game mentally, how they carry themselves on and off the field,” he added.
CSK will take on RCB on March 23.