KL Rahul is delighted to have MS Dhoni back in the Indian team. The former India skipper has joined the national team as a mentor for the T20 World Cup in the UAE. Having retired from international cricket in 2020, Mahi continues to play in the Indian Premier League.
Rahul, who has been in exceptional touch in the last two years, stated that Dhoni’s presence is good for the team.
“Obviously, MS Dhoni (being) back with the team feels amazing because we have played under him and we have looked towards him as a mentor even when he was our captain,” Rahul was quoted as saying, News 18 reported.
“We loved having him in the dressing room when he was the captain. We loved the calmness. We have all looked up to him to help us out. This gives us a sense of calmness; I have enjoyed spending time with him in the first two to three days. Looking forward to chewing his brain about cricket, captaincy and all things cricket,” he stated.
“I think Dhoni can give any of us stiff competition, he definitely is a guy who can hit the ball farthest, he is very strong and he is good (while running) between the wickets. He looks the fittest, it is good fun to have him,” Rahul added.
Dhoni recently led Chennai Super Kings (CSK) to the fourth IPL title. The Chennai based franchise has decided to retain the skipper ahead of next year’s auction.