Former Indian cricket team coach Ravi Shastri has given a big statement about former captain Mahendra Singh Dhoni (MS Dhoni). Ravi Shastri, who was present in a YouTube channel hosted by former Pakistan cricketer Shoaib Akhtar, said that even today he does not have MS Dhoni’s phone number. He also said that Dhoni doesn’t carry his mobile device with him.
Ravi Shastri (Cricket League commissioner) said in a video released on Akhtar’s YouTube channel that he does not have Dhoni’s number till date. Former India head coach Ravi Shastri has praised former India captain MS Dhoni for being a ‘stupid’ and said that he has not met anyone like him. Dhoni is known for not expressing his emotions and remains calm on the field. Asking further questions about Dhoni, Shastri said that he has never seen anyone like Dhoni. Whether Dhoni is scoring a century or getting out on zero, he will never allow his expression to be visible everywhere but will remain calm. He said that Sachin’s nature is also very good but sometimes he also gets angry.
Talking about Kohli, he said that Virat Kohli is going through a rough phase in his career and Shastri suggested him some time to clear his mind and come back stronger.
Shastri and Dhoni worked together when the former was the manager of Team India and later he was made the head coach of the team. Mean while Dhoni ended his career as one of India’s most successful captains across all formats.
Currently the former Indian tea captain, Dhoni will be seen in the IPL’s mega auction to be held in February, while CSK team have decided to hold on to the one and only captain MS Dhoni which will be for the next three years. Aside Dhoni, the CSK franchise is also going to keep or retain the opener Ruturaj Gaikwad and the all-rounder Ravindra Jadeja, who were instrumental in CSK winning the IPL title (2021). Each team is allowed to keep hold of or retain a maximum of four players according to rules set by BCCI, and four-time champions the Chennai Super Kings are in talks with Moeen Ali (England all-rounder) to come on board. In a latest, Dale Steyn had praises for the all rounder Ravindra Jadeja saying that in contribution to all three cricket departments (bat, field and bowling) Ravindra Jadeja’s all-rounder ability must have given the Indian teams an extra edge “He definitely remembered someone like Sir Ravi Jadeja. I think he is a great cricketer. He can control the game with his left arm spin. He is brilliant and he can bat as well. The statement was made based on the shameful defeat India faced during the recently concluded ODI series against SA vs IND.
However, Dhoni himself had confirmed that his last T20 match will be in Chennai.
“ I have always planned my cricket. My last ODI in India was in Ranchi. Hopefully my last T20 will be in Chennai. Whether it is next year or in five years’ time, I don’t know “MS Dhoni
Dhoni had said at a CSK event recently
Notably, the franchises will have to submit their list of retained players and there will be a mega auction in mid-February of this year and probably the whole team squad once after finalization will be released at that time including the retained players.