Gambhir is a more aggressive captain than me: Dhoni

The leadership quality of Mahendra Singh Dhoni is unquestionable and when it looked as if he was losing his midas touch, Caption Cool once again showed his inspirational leadership and bailed Chennai Super Kings out of trouble. Speaking about the team’s success and captaincy, Dhoni said that a skipper’s success depends on how good his resources are and how the individuals react when the chips are down. He however said that Gautam is a very aggressive captain. “I’m not saying I’m not aggressive but he is more expressive on the field than me. Even when the game is in his pocket, he demands that his team wrap it up in style,” said Dhoni, adding that the main reason behind our success has been the players, who have always enjoyed their cricket.

“Every individual has a patented way of approaching the game and you just can’t change that. The demands in T20s are completely different from ODIs or Tests. So it’s important to utilize the resources properly so that the team does well,” says a report in The Time Of India.

Meanwhile a report in The Indian Express says that thanks to his allegiance with the Knight Riders for the past two seasons, Delhi boy Rajat Bhatia considers the city of Kolkata to be his second home, but it wasn’t always India’s eastern most metropolitan that gave Bhatia a sense of belonging.

“In fact, much before he landed on these shores to play in the final of the Indian Premier League on Sunday, the 32-year old once shared a very strong bond with the city of Chennai. After all, it was here that a teenage Bhatia once practiced hard to become India’s next tearaway prospect. And if Dennis Lillee was to be believed, then Bhatia — a boy with a rhythmic run-up, side-on action and the best rock-back seen at the MRF Pace Academy — was well on his way to solving India’s pace crisis. Until a serious back injury changed all that.”

“That part of my life is history,” he says. But there are many memories from this city that cannot be forgotten easily. “It was here that I matured as a player and turned into a professional. I am not that boy who wanted to bowl quick anymore, things have changed rather drastically in a decade and a half,” says Bhatia according to the report.