IPL 2021: ‘MS Dhoni helps players improve their game’, Moeen Ali excited to play under CSK skipper

Moeen Ali was bought by Chennai Super Kings for INR 7 crore at the IPL 2021 auction.

Moeen Ali | CSK/TwitterEngland all-rounder Moeen Ali is part of a new franchise in the Indian Premier League (IPL) 2021. He was bought by Chennai Super Kings (CSK) for INR 7 crore at the IPL 2021 auction.

With less than two weeks to go for the 14th edition of IPL, Moeen on Wednesday (March 31) expressed his delight to play under the legendary Dhoni’s leadership in the T20 league.

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"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," Ali was quoted as saying by the CSK website.

"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.

Moeen also highlighted the importance of having strong leadership and coaches who stay calm.

"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," he stated.

"At CSK I feel the reality is there for us to win the competition. I'm excited about playing with the players we have here," he further remarked.

Apart from Moeen Ali, CSK also roped in the likes of Cheteshwar Pujara, Krishnappa Gowtham, Harishankar Reddy, among others at the IPL 2021 auction.

Moeen, who previously turned out for Royal Challengers Bangalore, said, "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."

IPL 2021 is due to begin on April 9, with defending champions Mumbai Indians taking on Royal Challengers Bangalore in the tournament opener at Chepauk.

Super Kings will open their campaign against Delhi Capitals on April 10 in Mumbai.

(With PTI inputs)


By Salman Anjum - 31 Mar, 2021

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