Sai Sudharsan Talks About MS Dhoni’s Humility & Tactical Brilliance

The IPL 2023 has ended with Chennai Super Kings (CSK) winning their 5th title after beating Gujarat Titans (GT) in the finals. We have seen some amazing games and so many new records made throughout the tournament. Also, we saw some of the youngsters always talk to the senior players, taking their advice on cricket and other things. Sai Sudharsan did the same thing. He got an opportunity to talk to MS Dhoni after Qualifier 1. After his meeting with MS Dhoni, he opens up about MS Dhoni’s humility and tactical brilliance.

Sai Sudharsan – A Revelation in IPL 2023

IPL is a platform for youngsters. They played in this league with some of the biggest stars and got the exposure as well.

Sai Sudharsan has been a revelation in the IPL 2023 just like every other youngster. He came in as an impact player after Kane Williamson got injured during the first game of the season.

Sai Sudharsan came in and played a crucial knock, helping the team to get over the line in a run chase. He also scored two half-centuries in 2nd and 3rd fixture of GT. And then comes the big stage, the final. He was outstanding with the bat and played an incredible knock of 96 runs in just 47 balls. This is now the 3rd highest score in the IPL finals history.  

Sai Sudharsan’s outstanding knock of 96 in the final

IPL is a platform for youngsters. They played in this league with some of the biggest stars and got the exposure as well.

GT openers gave a massive start, adding 67 runs for the first wicket. After Shubman got out, Sai Sudharsan came in and started to build a partnership with W Saha.

The run flow slowed down for a while, but as soon as Saha got out, Sai took charge and took on the CSK’s bowlers. He hit almost all the bowlers like Pathirana, Theekshana, Deshpande, etc.

Sai Sudharsan scored 96 and helped the team to get to 214.

His inning went in vain

Unfortunately, he ended up on the losing side as Chennai Super Kings chased a revised target of 171 in 15 overs. But his inning was a treat to watch. Also, he got a few awards in the final including most 4s and the longest six in the match.

Overall, he played 8 innings in IPL 2023 and scored 362 runs with an average of 51.71 and a strike rate of 141.40.

Sai’s Talk with MS Dhoni

After Qualifier 1, Sai got the opportunity to talk to MS Dhoni. He talked to him about cricket and got some valuable tips as well.

After Sai’s conversation with MSD, he said- “I got an opportunity to speak to him for 10-15 minutes after Qualifier 1. I think we spoke a lot about cricket, and knowing more of yourself, and I think it is very useful, and I will take it going forward definitely.”

MS Dhoni is the most humble person I have met- Sai Sudharsan on CSK’s captain

Sai Sudharsan also said MS Dhoni is the most humble person he met. “Dhoni is the most humble person I have met because he gives time to everyone. On the day I spoke to him, there were a lot of people talking to him before. He was very humble, and he gave everybody a lot of time and that is one thing I admire about him. – Sai said.

MS Dhoni’s game awareness

We know how good MS Dhoni is when it comes to match reading and match awareness. Sai talk about that as well and said he would like to have more conversations with Dhoni in the future as well.

He said- “The way he reads the game, I would also like to learn a lot from him and if given an opportunity, I would like to speak to him in the future.”

The most expensive player in TNPL

Now, Sai’s full focus will be on the Tamil Nadu Premier League (TNPL). He becomes the most expensive player in this season of TNPL. Lyca Kovai Kings bought him for INR 21.6 lakh. The tournament will commence on June 12. He will go into the tournament with huge confidence in IPL performances. Let’s see what he does in TNPL.


As we see, so many youngsters admire MS Dhoni. And why not, he earned that respect over the years and achieved a lot for Team India and CSK. Sai Sudharsan is one of those lucky guys who got the opportunity to meet him and talk to him.

So this is it for today’s article. What is your favorite moment with MS Dhoni? And will Sai Sudharsan’s 96 be one of the best innings in the IPL final history? So many things to answer. Fill in the comment section with your answers below.

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