IPL 2018 | Kris Srikkanth credits MS Dhoni for building unity in the team

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IPL 2018 | Kris Srikkanth credits MS Dhoni for building unity in the team

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Kris Srikkanth felt that CSK's success formula has been unity and he credited MS Dhoni for being the chief architect of creating such an atmosphere in the team. Srikkanth has mentioned that another reason for CSK being a happy team was that every player was aware of their roles and responsibilities.

CSK has always been smart with the composition of their team and this time was no different. The management made sure they had covered all the necessary areas and there was no major loophole in the team. Having retained MS Dhoni, Suresh Raina, and Ravindra Jadeja before the auction in January, Chennai had laid the foundation of a strong team. Then at the auctions, Chennai bought Dwayne Bravo, Faf du Plessis, Sam Billings, Lungi Ngidi, all of whom have been match-winners for CSK.  

Kris Srikkanth praised CSK for their exemplary performance on their return to IPL this season and pointed out that the collective force has been at the core of CSK, which has played a vital role in their run to the finals of IPL 2018. This is CSK’s seventh appearance in the nine seasons they have been part of the lucrative league.

“It should come as no surprise that Chennai Super Kings are in the seventh final out of the nine seasons they have competed in. The formula for success is simple: fight as a unit rather than be dependent on the same set of players in all matches,” wrote Kris Srikkanth in his column for The Times of India.

“No amount of praise is enough for MS Dhoni for making his players believe that nothing works better than a collective force. Chennai’s happy state is also due to the fact that each player knows his responsibility and role.”

Recalling India’s triumph in the World Cups, Srikkanth insisted that in spite of individual performances, it has been the teamwork that has got the job done in the end for Indian team and same has been the case with CSK. He felt that team CSK has been class-apart from other teams in the IPL. 

“Looking back at India’s four major limited-over crowns, the 1983 and 2011 World Cup, the 2007 World T20 and the 1985 WCC, one thing is ascertained, nothing works like team work. In all these wins, there would have been some brilliant individual performances, but what mattered in the end was the entire unit pulling its weight together. For this reason alone, CSK stands clear of the other teams in the history of the IPL,” he wrote.

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