Run-out was going to happen 100 percent: MS Dhoni on running with former Pakistan skipper Inzamam-ul-Haq

The World Cup winning captain stressed upon the importance of being a team player and approach the game as it demands.

Aakash SrivastavaAuthor

Updated - 23 September 2022 08:59 PM

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World cup-winning captain Mahendra Singh Dhoni has not only stamped his authority as a batter, wicketkeeper and leader but he is also known for his witty sense of humour.

The same was evident when the legendary Indian skipper left everyone in splits while commenting on his hypothetical approach while running between the wicket with former Pakistan captain Inzamam-ul-Haq.

The Chennai Super Kings skipper is widely regarded to have one of the best cricketing minds in world cricket using which he has managed to win several matches for the country and franchise.

Speaking about his strategies during the game, Dhoni was asked how he would have approached a hypothetical situation in which he was to run between the wickets with former Pakistan skipper Inzamam-ul-Haq. 

The World Cup-winning captain stressed the importance of being a team player and approaching the game as it demands. In an interaction with popular presenter Vikram Sathaye for Livefast, MS Dhoni said he would definitely slow down while running alongside Inzamam-ul-Haq, who was not very popular for his running skills.

"If I am running with Inzy bhai, it’s important that I reduce my speed. If I don't reduce my speed, then run-out was going to happen for 100 per cent," MS Dhoni was quoted saying by India Today in a LivFast event.

Interestingly, Dhoni also recalled one more unique situation while representing his IPL franchise Chennai Super Kings as he stated that one of his meetings with teammates and support staff lasted for one minute. 

The winner of four IPL trophies and two Champions League with CSK, Dhoni said, "Our shortest team meeting was at CSK. It actually lasted for just one minute. The meeting was scheduled for 5:30 pm. All the players, support staff and everyone, we got together by 5:28. Then we said, 'everyone has come, let's start the meeting'. By 5:29 pm, the meeting was over. 5:30 we left. So, it was -1 minute," Dhoni added.

Amidst speculation doing the rounds regarding Dhoni's retirement from IPL, the Jharkhand cricketer is expected to lead the Yellow Army in IPL 2023.

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