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Navjot Singh Sidhu praises CSK captain MS Dhoni for his exceptional mental strength in IPL 2024

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IPL 2024: MS Dhoni is an exception to the rule, mentally very strong, says Navjot Singh Sidhu about CSK captain

Former India cricketer Navjot Sidhu praised Mahendra Singh Dhoni’s mental fortitude and exceptional abilities, attributing his success at Chennai Super Kings to his strong mindset. Sidhu described Dhoni as a “miracle” player who can quickly switch on and off from cricket, leading CSK to five IPL titles. The defending champions are set to face Royal Challengers Bangalore on March 22 at MA Chidambaram Stadium in Chennai.

Sidhu highlighted Dhoni’s unique talent in standing firm during high-pressure moments in the last 3-4 overs of a match, crediting his fitness at 42 and mastery of skills like the helicopter shot. Sidhu emphasized Dhoni’s ability to excel despite not playing regularly at the national or international level, stating that his exceptional qualities make him a standout player with “paranormal abilities”.

“He is very strong mentally, and more so, he looks supremely fit at 42. He is an expert coming in where 3-4 overs remain. So, if you are fit, and if you are prepared to play the game, the helicopter shot and all those things, I feel that it is a miracle that someone like Mahendra Singh Dhoni still stands like a rock of Gibraltar where others have fallen like nine pins,” Sidhu remarked, highlighting Dhoni’s resilience and exceptional skills.

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Sidhu’s admiration for Dhoni’s prowess and unmatched capabilities was evident as he lauded the former Indian captain as an “exception to the rule” and a “superstar” in the cricketing world. With Dhoni’s leadership, CSK continues to dominate in the IPL, showcasing his enduring legacy as a player with extraordinary mental strength and unwavering focus on the field.

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