“Exception To Rule, Rock Of Gibraltar”: Navjot Sidhu’s Out Of This World Praise For IPL Legend


Former India opener Navjot Singh Sidhu has compared Chennai Super Kings captain MS Dhoni to the “Rock of Gibraltar”. The 42-year-old player will take part in his 17th season of the Indian Premier League (IPL), starting from March 22. Speaking on his longevity, Sidhu praised Dhoni for not giving up despite the lack of regular match practice. Despite battling knee problems throughout the tournament, Dhoni led CSK to a record-equalling fifth title last season. Sidhu described Dhoni's achievement as nothing less than a “miracle”.

“It is really a miracle what MS Dhoni has done. Once you are not in the swing of things, you lose. You look at Dhoni, he has not been in the swing of things for so many years, and he Come if nothing has happened. So, it adds to his greatness and his mental toughness,” Sidhu told Star Sports.

Sidhu also praised Dhoni's fitness levels and termed him 'the exception to the rule'.

“He is very strong mentally, and what's more, he looks extremely fit at the age of 42. He is a specialist where there are 3-4 overs left. So, if you are fit, and if you want to play the game, So after the helicopter shots and all those things, I think it's a miracle that a guy like MS Dhoni is still standing like the Rock of Gibraltar, where others have fallen like nine pins,” he said. Said.

“Great players have lost, and here's someone who is an exception. There are always exceptions. This man, MS Dhoni, is an exception to the rule. He is a superstar, a person with extraordinary abilities, which normally you don't Are.' Look,” said the cricketer-turned-politician.

MS Dhoni-led CSK will face Royal Challengers Bangalore (RCB) in the opening match of IPL 2024.

csk ipl 2024 team

MS Dhoni (captain), Moeen Ali, Deepak Chahar, Devon Conway, Tushar Deshpande, Shivam Dubey, Ruturaj Gaikwad, Rajvardhan Hangarkar, Ravindra Jadeja, Ajay Mandal, Mukesh Chaudhary, Mathisha Pathirana, Ajinkya Rahane, Sheikh Rashid, Mitchell Santner, Simarjeet Singh. , Nishant Sindhu, Prashant Solanki, Mahesh Theekshana, Rachin Ravindra, Shardul Thakur, Daryl Mitchell, Sameer Rizvi, Mustafizur Rahman, Avnish Rao Aravali.

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