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MS Dhoni has been a big influence in my cricket career: Ravindra Jadeja

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The second leg of the Indian Premier League is less than a week away from getting underway in the Gulf nation. Chennai Super Kings will lock horns with Mumbai Indians in IPL’s El Clasico on September 19.

So far, 29 fixtures were held in India. Now, the rest of the 31 games will be held in the UAE. Following the conclusion of the IPL, the ICC T20 World Cup 2021 will kick off in the Gulf nation.

Meanwhile, the majority of the fans across India have been actively involved in online fantasy platforms.

It is no secret that online cricket betting has been on the rise in India. Cricket is the most-watched sport in India and hence online gambling has become increasingly popular in the cricket fraternity.

MS Dhoni has been a big influence in my cricket career: Ravindra Jadeja

Meanwhile, Indian all-rounder Ravindra Jadeja reserved the highest respect for his former captain MS Dhoni. Jadeja highlighted that he misses MS Dhoni’s sheer presence on the field.

MS Dhoni played his last international game back in 2019 during the ICC World Cup semi-final against New Zealand. The veteran cricketer called it quits from international cricket in late August 15, 2020.

Dhoni has been a big influence in my career: Jadeja

It is well-known that MS Dhoni has backed youngsters through and through. He knows how to bring the best out of players. This is precisely the reason why he won all three ICC trophies as captain.

Several youngsters bloomed under MS Dhoni’s guidance and Ravindra Jadeja is one among them. The all-rounder made his debut across Test, ODI and T20I formats under MS Dhoni.

While speaking to TOI, Jadeja specified that MS Dhoni has clearly made a huge difference in his career. “MS Dhoni has been a big influence in my cricket career,” said Jadeja.

“Yes, I definitely miss him because he was always guiding me in the right way. If I wasn’t doing the right thing on the field, he would come and talk to me, and tell me that I have to work more on a particular aspect. He keeps talking to me, and our bond goes back 12 years. I do miss him,” Jadeja continued.

Ravindra Jadeja also went on to describe the captaincy styles of MS Dhoni and Virat Kohli. Jadeja played under both successful Indian captains – Dhoni and Kohli highly successful Indian captains. According to Jadeja, MS Dhoni was cool and calm as a leader while Virat Kohli likes to be more aggressive and express himself.

“I think they are both different in their captaincy (styles). I think Dhoni bhai is very calm, but Virat is more of an aggressive and positive captain on the field. They both have their own styles to lead the team,” Ravindra Jadeja concluded.


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