He has won World Cups, he has played some unbelievable innings and led the team extremely well © AFP
Stephen Fleming also said MS Dhoni has won World Cups, he has played some unbelievable innings and led the team extremely well © AFP

MS Dhoni, India limited-overs skipper who captained Chennai Super Kings (CSK) in Indian Premier League’s (IPL) past seasons has received praise from former New Zealand captain Stephen Fleming. Dhoni will be playing for Rising Pune Supergiants (RPS) in IPL 2016 with Fleming being the franchise’s coach. Fleming has worked with Dhoni earlier as well. According to Fleming, Dhoni’s captaincy is not just brilliant but his unique ability to marshal his troops and take wise calls in different match situations is not often seen in cricket. Fleming said that besides being a great captain, Dhoni is also a wonderful batsman. LIVE CRICKET SCORECARD: Mumbai Indians vs Rising Pune Supergiants, IPL 2016, Match 1 at Mumbai 

Fleming was quoted by drcricket7.com saying, “I love watching Dhoni play. He is a wonderful player. People talk a lot about his captaincy but his leadership by example is very strong. That has always been overshadowed with his retirement talk. You will know he is a wonderful player if you look at some of the games he has won for his country. Dhoni is pretty cool. I admire his humility, he has done some amazing things for his country. He has won World Cups, he has played some unbelievable innings and led the team extremely well.” READ: MS Dhoni’s retirement speculations dismissed by Stephen Fleming; hails his fitness

Earlier, Fleming had dismissed the speculations over retirement of Dhoni from international cricket and hailed his “remarkable” fitness. Asked about Dhoni’s future in the context of India’s loss yesterday in the World Twenty20 semi-final, Fleming had said what he saw in him was a “sprightly wicketkeeper batsman, a fresh captain with a remarkable fitness”.

(With inputs from PTI)