Dhoni has a 'very astute cricketing brain', says Hussey

Chennai, April 7: Former Australian batsman Michael Hussey has praised Chennai Super Kings (CSK) captain MS Dhoni and coach Stephen Fleming ahead of the 8th edition of Indian Premier League (IPL 8). (Yuvraj's father blasts 'arrogant' Dhoni, says captain will be left to 'beg')

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Hussey is feeling amazing to be back with CSK after he was bought in the players' auction this year. He was with Mumbai Indians (MI) last year.

Dhoni has come in for praise from Hussey

The left-hander was released by MI and picked by CSK for Rs 1.5 crores in the month of February during the auction.

Ahead of the start of the tournament tomorrow, Hussey spoke about how CSK is successful in the league with Dhoni and Fleming playing a big part in it.

"They both have very astute cricketing brains and they think very clearly under pressure. As far as their relationship goes, it is very good for them and the team because it is very open and honest," Hussey told IPL's official website on Monday (April 6).

"They communicate very clearly with each other and the players. Also, while they are open and sensitive towards each other's thoughts, things never get too emotional. They maintain that control and balance very well. It has helped create an atmosphere of assuredness in the change room. There is a lot of honesty without the unwanted emotional stress," he added.

On asked how it feels to be back in the yellow jersey, he replied, "It is amazing to be back here. I have a lot of great friends here and so many incredible memories."

CSK, the two-time champions, open their campaign this year against Delhi Daredevils in Chennai on April 9.

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