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IPL 2020: Dhoni already thinking about his successor at CSK, reveals Bravo

KT Report/Dubai
Filed on September 6, 2020
M.S. Dhoni and Dwayne Bravo interact during a previous edition of the IPL. - AFP

Dhoni's task at CSK will be of less pressure compared to while he led India, feels Bravo

MS Dhoni is a thinker, a meticulous planner and above all a strategist par excellence.

So when teammate Dwayne Bravo made a startling revelation that MS Dhoni was already thinking whom to hand over the captaincy when he decides to step aside from the IPL, should in fact have you braced up for it.

"I know it's been in the back of his mind for some time, I mean all of us have to step aside at some point of time. It's just the matter of when to step aside and hand it over to whether it's a Raina or someone younger," Bravo told the media when asked about Dhoni's plans for his successor in CSK.

The CSK all-rounder feels that Dhoni will in fact lead the transition in the side just as he did for India.

Dhoni, 39, who announced his retirement from international cricket on August 15, was captain of the Indian team and led their transition from the era with the likes of Sachin Tendulkar, Rahul Dravid, Sourav Ganguly and Anil Kumble to the current one dominated by Virat Kohli and Rohit Sharma.

Bravo feels that Dhoni's task at CSK will be of less pressure than what he must have faced while being the captain of India but that won't change the veteran wicket-keeper's approach.

"He doesn't have to worry about a billion people now, it's just CSK the franchise but I don't think that'll change the person he is, won't change how he leads the team, definitely he'll be the same person," said the Trinidadian.

CSK were known to have one of the highest averages in the Indian Premier League (IPL) and yet they have remained the side to beat.

"We have a very talented squad full of experience and also we have a management staff, that is very relaxed and balanced and also the owners. All these things come together and play a part in making CSK a successful franchise. We don't have any outside pressure from the owners or the management. We don't feel under pressure with M.S. Dhoni as captain," said Bravo who recently became the first cricketer to claim 500 T20 wickets.

"I think CSK have one of the most loyal fans whether we play in Mumbai, Delhi or Bangalore, you see a lot of yellow shirts in the stands. We enjoy each other's success, so these are the main reasons behind the success of CSK."

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