Former Australian player Tom Moody said that after MS Dhoni retires, there will be a lot of changes for the Chennai Super Kings (CSK), who have won the tournament four times. The 2023 IPL season will be over when the playoffs for the top four teams start on May 23. The Chennai Super Kings (CSK) have made it to their 12th playoff. On May 23, they will play in Chennai against the top-ranked Gujarat Titans.
Moody thinks that the effect of leadership on the field will change, even though Dhoni will still be in the CSK camp in the future. According to an expert commentator, the captain’s job in the IPL is crucial for a team to make it to the playoffs.
“For sure, it will change a lot on the field. He will still be there because I’m sure he’ll be there in some way, like as a guide or coach. Leadership matters a lot in the IPL, and generally, the best-led teams have been in the top four more often than not, Moody said in an interview with ESPNcricinfo.
The 57-year-old also said that a franchise like CSK wouldn’t make too many changes because the team’s and staff’s mindset is already set. Moody also mentioned that when Ravindra Jadeja was given the lead in the IPL the year before, things did not go as well as they should have for CSK.
People like Ajinkya Rahane and Piyush Chawla are more likely to do well in CSK or MI: Moody, Tom
The former cricket player who is now a commentator also said that players like Ajinkya Rahane and Piyush Chawla find it easier to play for teams like CSK and the Mumbai Indians because they feel trusted and supported. Chawla’s best IPL season was 2023, when he took 20 wickets at an economy rate of 7.81 in 14 innings. Rahane had his best season this year, scoring 282 runs at a strike rate of 169.88 in nine innings.
“Someone like Piyush Chawla or Ajinkya Rahane is more likely to do well in a team like MI or CSK because they feel like their skill is supported and they are trusted and given the chance to fail. Moody said, “Everyone makes mistakes, and it’s up to us to make sure that person still feels like they belong and are trusted in what they do.”