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Moeen: Playing under Dhoni on every player's wish list



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Chennai Super Kings' latest purchase Moeen Ali is excited to play in the Indian Premier League (IPL) 2021 under MS Dhoni's leadership, saying that every player wants to play under the former India captain.

CSK has made the playoffs every season except last year under Dhoni's leadership, and the England off-spinner, who was purchased by the franchise CSK for 7 crore in the players' auction held in February 2021, is eager to win for the team.

"I've spoken to players who have played under MS and they tell me how he improves their game. I believe a great captain does that," Moeen was quoted as saying by the CSK website.

"I think it's something on every player's wish list to play under MS. I think it's the confidence and the clarity he gives people. It's exciting," he added.

Dhoni, who is the only captain in history to win all three ICC trophies - 2007 T20I World Cup, ICC ODI World Cup 2011, and 2013 ICC Champions Trophy - has also won the IPL trophy thrice as captain for CSK.

"It's very important to have strong leadership and coaches who stay calm, who take the pressure off the players as much as they can and are consistent. We are very lucky we have that," he further said.

The CSK players are currently training in Mumbai, where they play their first five matches of IPL-14, beginning with a game against Delhi Capitals on April 10.