Chennai Super Kings pacer Tushar Deshpande has credited his IPL 2023 success to his skipper MS Dhoni. The former took 21 wickets in 16 games. However, on occasions, Deshpande was notorious for conceding too many runs. Meanwhile, after winning the tournament, the right-arm pacer had an interview with The Indian Express. During the interaction, the Mumbaikar mentioned how Dhoni lifted his confidence.
“Once I didn’t bowl well, he came and said that with the new impact rule, 200 plus score is the new normal and he told me don’t worry about my place. He gave the surety which is what (young) players want,” Deshpande told The Indian Express.
Tushar added that he always had Dhoni to guide and how much the latter is selfless.
“You know you have someone who will guide and show the light when things are not going in our favour. He is a selfless guy and keeps things simple. He doesn’t complicate things and will be with you in your bad times. Like a soldier I will just follow whatever he says. I know he can never take me on a wrong path,” Deshpande says.
MS Dhoni’s plans are very clear: Tushar Deshpande
The pacer further added that Dhoni’s plans are always clear during games. The former added that Dhoni gives the freedom and mentioned about he has the ability to play at the top level
“His (MS Dhoni) plans are very clear ke yeh yeh karna hai and then one has to execute. He will give freedom as well and when needed he will put a word. He told me that I have everything to play at the top, just be calm, take a deep breath. Keeping mind- shaant is the key (keep the mind calm), Deshpande says.
This is how Twitter reacted
Simping level- promax
— Nirmal Jyothi (@majornirmal) May 31, 2023
Batter to tushar: pic.twitter.com/riQCSQjOK9
— Ritu Raj (@itsRituRaz) May 31, 2023
Which Chokli failed as a captain, MS did back the youngsters
— Vallavan ?? (@VallavanCricket) May 31, 2023
Youngsters give their success credit to dhoni but according to monu from slums of Bengaluru dhoni is credit Stellar
— Yash Jain (@proteasyash) May 31, 2023
And he didn't disappoint. pic.twitter.com/6bNqC7x6lz
— Death over specialist (@rohancric947) May 31, 2023
Once I didnt bowl well?
When did Deshpande bowl well ?
— Hariharan Durairaj ???? (@hariharan_draj) May 31, 2023
Once I didn't bowl well ? Only once Tushar ? ??
— Bowya Madhi (@bowya8) May 31, 2023
Bhai 30-35 chalta hai har match , tu to bc orange cap ki race me shamil ho gya
— Abhiraj_. (@Abhiraj17_) May 31, 2023
But captaincy has nothing to do in cricket
:- Kohli fans
— JADEJA FAN (@MSD_071113) May 31, 2023
So he took this seriously and gave every match 40 + runs and ruturaj and despande equally scored 590
— Rishi Kesh (@king16maker) May 31, 2023