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Dhoni is an era of cricket, almost like leader of a nation: Hayden

CHENNAI: Australia's former famous person batsman Matthew Hayden has used various superlatives to describe Mahendra Singh Dhoni, calling him an "era of cricket" and "almost like a leader of a nation".

The big-hitting ex-opener eulogised the two-time World Cup profitable skipper hours forward of the IPL ultimate between Dhoni's Chennai Super Kings and Mumbai Indians, each eyeing a record fourth name.

"You know Dhoni, he is not just a player, he is an era of cricket. In many ways, I think MS is like the captain of the gully cricket team, he is one of us, he will do anything," Hayden mentioned on reliable broadcaster's particular programme for CSK.

The Australian added, "You see how he warms up, he bowls his leg spinners, he catches, he asks avid gamers and other folks around the squad on how they're doing and he is so at ease, I believe we can all relate to him because we all have busy lives running round with pals and households and that's the reason a large commitment.

"So, anyone like that on the helm will make you are feeling calm, will make you are feeling at ease and that's the reason why Thala Dhoni that phrase 'Thala', obviously that means the leader of Chennai, however you it is virtually like leader of a nation."

Both Hayden and Dhoni had confronted off whilst representing their respective nationwide teams, with the Australian playing below the seasoned keeper-batsman at CSK.

With a mean of 103.five, the Chennai skipper is to this point the main run-scorer for his side after gathering 414 runs from 11 innings within the ongoing Indian Premier League.

His side was once 2nd within the league points-table with 9 wins from 14 games. CSK lost to Mumbai Indians within the first Qualifier at house however later defeated Delhi Capitals by means of six wickets in the second one qualifier to enter their 8th IPL ultimate.

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