MS Dhoni is 39 years old and isn’t getting any younger.
While the delayed edition of the 13th IPL has been on full swing in the United Arab Emirates amidst the echo of the coronavirus pandemic, it appears that the cricketing carnival has successfully overshadowed the gloomy clouds of despondency and fear hovering over the eternal fans of the game.
It goes without saying that fans add the fuel of rage in the sporting arena. With cricket being an emotion in the country of 135 million, no amount of pandemic can break the intangible bond which the two share in the world.
Taking a cue from the impeccable relationship, the Chennai Super Kings (CSK) also share the heart-to-heart bond ever since the commencement of the cash-rich league in 2008. The Men in Yellow have given an immense opportunity for fans to wear a smile of happiness in the last 12 editions of the IPL. However, of late the yellow brigade appears to be of color which have shaken their ardent fans at the core.
On that note, this article deconstructs the names of experienced players who can don the captain’s hat in the 14th edition of the IPL provided the mega-auctions are called on prior to the tournament.
Here is a list of players who can carry the baton of CSK captaincy from the big-brain MS Dhoni:
1. Kieron Pollard
The West Indies vintage all-rounder is known for his poised persona which gives him an edge to direct the team’s ship in the direction of triumph. Carrying truckloads of experience under his sleeves, he is one of the most renowned players in the shortest format of the game. The destructive all-rounder is plying his trade for Mumbai Indians and has outperformed opposition teams with his guile and bellicose.
The 33-year-old match-winner lends an extra-weightage of advantage to any team he plays for. Hitting out-of-the-park sixes from the word go, the talisman does not hesitate to exhibit his muscle-power whenever the team demands from him.
Pollard ticks all boxes for cladding the captain’s hat. Justifying his leadership skills is his elegant display of composure on the field. He has shouldered the weight of stewardship representing West Indies last year after the team’s poor run in the 2019 World Cup. Hence, Pollard can be under the yellow-hammer in the upcoming mega auctions.
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