IPL 2018: Kedar Jadhav reveals how MS Dhoni helped him become a different player

Kedar Jadhav said that MS Dhoni gave his players confidence.

    Kedar Jadhav | AFP

Kedar Jadhav, who is currently missing from the Indian team due to injury, will be seen playing for Chennai Super Kings in the upcoming IPL 2018, under the captaincy of MS Dhoni.

In an interview with the CSK website, Jadhav said, “Over the last decade CSK have been one of the top teams in the IPL. So, being a part of this team I am sure I will give my best in every game and also learn more from Dhoni bhai on how to read a situation and adapt quickly.”

CSK retained MS Dhoni, Suresh Raina and Ravindra Jadeja in the pre-auction player retention and bought Kedar Jadhav for Rs 7.8 crores. He has played 64 matches in the tournament in which he has scored 893 runs at an average of 23.5 and a strike rate of 134.89.

I firmly believe that I became a different player after Dhoni bhai asked me to bowl in international cricket. I hadn’t even dreamt until then that I could bowl and pick wickets for India,” he said.

Jadhav said that Dhoni gave confidence to his players, which helps them perform better.

So, again playing under him (MS Dhoni) for CSK I am sure I will express myself in ways that I have never done before as his presence gives me immense confidence. He allows a player to express himself and supports a player in every possible way. He knows how to get the best out of every player, that’s his biggest quality,” he said.

The Indian Premier League 2018 will kick off from April 7 with CSK taking on defending champions Mumbai Indians in the season opener.

 


By Jatin Sharma - 06 Mar, 2018

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