Matthew Hayden chose MS Dhoni as his MVP in the Indian Premier League. Chennai Super Kings player Hayden believes MS Dhoni is still the most valuable player in the ongoing IPL 2021 in the UAE. While Dhoni has struggled with the bat. Also, his teammates have performed a great to take the team. At the top of the points table. Chennai is still unbeaten in the second phase of the IPL. Matthew Hayden feels it is MS Dhoni’s technical awareness that has played a vital role in their performances.
“Most valuable player, even though he hasn’t had the best of tournaments so far, is still MS Dhoni. As a leader of the side, he is absolutely rising to the challenge. He is older obviously but he has got the reigns and he is cracking them hard and his side is responding,” Matthew Hayden said.
“Guys like DJ Bravo, for example, that are making their impact on this tournament albeit in a way that’s small but each component of the team is playing in unison,” Hayden added.
Chennai Super Kings have had a complete turnover in IPL 2021. They are winning eight of their 10 matches after finishing seventh last season. Also, the team has performed to its full potential. And MS Dhoni has had a poor run with the bat, scoring only 58 runs in 10 matches.
Lastly, Hayden has watched MS Dhoni from close quarters. He is having played under him in the Indian Premier League. Showering praise for Matthew, the former cricketer said that there is a sense of loyalty in Dhoni’s team selection.
“MS Dhoni when the IPL was first conceived, had a very strong younger side. He has got it now because of the strategies of having you know the loyalty amongst their selection. He’s got an older side but what we have seen in MS’s style is that he has still promoted the best out of guys like DJ Bravo, for example, Faf du Plessis and others that are having a magnificent tournament,” Matthew Hayden added.
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