Mahendra Singh Dhoni has at all times been recognized for his fast operating between the wickets, his lightning bolt pace behind the stumps, and an icy cool head. Publish his retirement from worldwide cricket final yr, Dhoni’s followers have been eagerly watching him within the Indian Premier League (IPL) at instances getting a peek at his twilight years.
Others would possibly assume in any other case however CSK’s captain is conscious that given his age it’s laborious to “keep up” with youthful gamers from the IPL squad. The 39-year-old, nonetheless, is aware of that he must be match prepared until the time he’s enjoying the sport on the massive stage as he admitted that “getting old and being fit are two difficult things”.
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“When you are playing, you don’t really want anyone to say he’s unfit. I have to keep up with the younger guys, they are very fast, it’s good to challenge them,” Dhoni after Chennai Tremendous Kings beat Rajasthan Royals by 45 runs of their IPL match.
“Performances are something that’s guaranteed. I wasn’t guaranteeing performances when I was 24. I can’t guarantee when I am 40, but at least if people can’t point finger at me that he’s unfit then that will be a big positive for me,” Dhoni stated after the match.
“The way we (CSK) have prepared. The bowlers have been under the pump last year also, so they’re used to the conditions,” Dhoni stated after being in contrast this yr’s efficiency with final yr as CSK completed seventh out of eight groups.