'MS Dhoni Is Special Person For Entire India': LSG Captain KL Rahul Hails Ex-CSK Skipper Ahead Of IPL 2024 Clash

'MS Dhoni Is Special Person For Entire India': LSG Captain KL Rahul Hails Ex-CSK Skipper Ahead Of IPL 2024 Clash

KL Rahul played under the leadership of MS Dhoni while playing for Team India from 2014 until the latter retired from the captaincy duties in 2017.

Hrishikesh DamodarUpdated: Friday, April 19, 2024, 09:49 PM IST
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KL Rahul and MS Dhoni | Credits: Twitter

Lucknow Super Giants (LSG) captain KL Rahul heaped praise on former Chennai Super Kings skipper MS Dhoni ahead of IPL 2024 clash between two teams at Ekana Cricket Stadium in Lucknow on Friday, April 19.

Dhoni is one of the most successful captains in international cricket as well as in Indian Premier League (IPL). The 42-year-old led Team India to 2007 T20 World Cup, 2011 ODI World Cup and 2013 Champions Trophy triumphs, making him the first and only captain thus far to win three ICC titles.

In the realm of IPL, MS Dhoni is the joint-most successful captain alongside former Mumbai Indians captain Rohit Sharma, with five IPL titles. Additionally, Dhoni holds the record for the most wins as an IPL captain, with an astounding 133 victories from 226 matches at the helm.

Speaking on Star Sports, KL Rahul said that MS Dhoni is a special person for entire India due to his contribution to Indian cricket. While reflecting about his special moments with the former Indian captain, LSG skipper stated that receiving maiden caps for all formats from Dhoni will always remain at the top.

"MS Dhoni is obviously a special person for the entire country. The special moment with him was when I received caps for Test, ODI and T20I from Dhoni and to receive from his hands will be at the top in the special moments. Playing with him will always remain in my special memories." Rahul said.

MS Dhoni retired from international cricket in August 2020. His last appearance in the Indian jersey was in the 2019 ODI World Cup semifinal, where Men in Blue suffered a defeat against New Zealand. After retirement from international cricket, Dhoni continues to play for CSK in IPL.

Ahead of IPL 2024, MS Dhoni pulled off a big surprise by stepping down from CSK captaincy duties and handing over the leadership baton to Ruturaj Gaikwad. Speculation looms over the future of the veteran wicketkeeper-batsman, with whispers hinting at a potential curtain call on his illustrious professional career following the culmination of the ongoing IPL season.

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