IPL 2024: Michael Clarke And Vaughan Strong Advice To MS Dhoni Before The Clash Against Sunrisers Hyderabad

Chennai Super Kings wicket-keeper batter Mahendra Singh Dhoni looked all vintage in the last match against Delhi Capitals. Coming to bat lower down the order MS Dhoni had a blast in Vizag and he accumulated 37 runs off just 16 balls. This inning has not only delighted fans but also the former cricketers of world cricket.

Meanwhile, the former Australian captain Michael Clarke and the former England captain Michael Vaughan have given their words of praise for the former Indian cricketer. Gilchrist called Dhoni the ‘holy grail’ and admired his striking skills despite his age.

In a discussion on the Club Prairie Fire Podcast, the former Australian wicket keeper mentioned that MS Dhoni’s minimal media presence led to uncertainty about his form and capabilities before the Indian Premier League 2024 season. Dhoni’s opening boundary with a pull shot against DC surprised many and left several in awe.

While talking in Club Prairie Fire Podcast Gilchrist said, “Well, but the thing about MS. I think he is the holy grail because he just doesn’t do interviews. And never and haven’t done press. Didn’t do it when he was playing. No, just a blanket no.”

Gilchrist was surprised and he suggested that MS Dhoni should come to bat a bit upper in the playing XI.

“And what about the other day, no one was sure what he’s got left in the tank, and didn’t bat in the first couple of games. All being in a losing cause pulled the trigger. Turned the clock back.”

Vaughan said despite DC winning the match against Chennai Super Kings, and their captain Rishabh Pant coming back to his form with a fifty, it was Dhoni who took all the limelight.

“37 off 16, there’s only I reckon maybe only one sportsperson in the globe that’s team could lose, and on the opposition was a young fella called Rishabh Pant who has made a remarkable comeback and it’s great to see him playing. But to see him playing so well and see him play the way he did and his team was the winning side and he was the captain, yet all the talk was about MS’s 37 off 16 balls,” Vaughan said in the podcast.

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