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Jagadeesan said being part of the CSK set-up had given him confidence to deal with various situations. @ CSK

Tamil Nadu and Chennai Super Kings (CSK) player N Jagadeesan Wednesday said being part of the Indian Premier League (IPL) franchise had helped him learn how to cope with pressure while picking the brains of MS Dhoni, the team’s skipper.

“I mean there are a lot of things you can learn when you are there with legends like MS Dhoni, Mike Hussey, Suresh Raina… So, I mean especially being part of CSK team you get to learn how you can cope with any situation,” he said on Wednesday.

“…whatever the situation, because all the players are so experienced and they know how to take it calmly. So, that helps me a lot,” he added. (ALSO READ: Mumbai Indians release Mayank Markande, rope in Sherfane Rutherford)

Jagadeesan, a dashing right-hander, who is playing for Dindigul Dragons in the ongoing Tamil Nadu Premier League (TNPL), said being part of the CSK set-up and learning to cope with pressure had given him confidence to deal with various situations.

Jagadeesan, who has been in good form for Dindigul Dragons in the TNPL, scoring 235 runs, said he was happy to pick Dhoni’s brains and would love to finish games like him.

“From Dhoni obviously, the way he strikes the stumps to do stumpings and all is amazing. So, obviously, I would like to be as fast as MSD and not only that when it comes to batting, I’d love to finish the game like him. He is always up for a conversation and if I have a doubt about wicketkeeping, he is ready to help me,” the ‘keeper-batsman addded. (ALSO READ: IPL team owner mulls forming a union to run parallel alongside the BCCI: report)

The Tamil Nadu cricketer also praised Dragons’ teammate and captain Ravichandran Ashwin for his leadership and passing on knowledge to the young players.

“Obviously, Ashwin is very innovative when it comes to captaincy. At the same time, he is someone who encourages a lot and you know, it is also having a captain of his stature is very big morale booster for the whole team.

“So, having him in the middle is always good because no matter what kind of situation or pressure it is, because he is always there to guide all the youngsters,” Jagadeesan added.