Rajendra Prasad Mohapatra

MS Dhoni and Robin Uthappa are long-time friends. Both of them were part of the Indian team and Indian Premier League (IPL) franchise Chennai Super Kings (CSK) as well. When India won the inaugural T20 World Cup under the leadership of Dhoni, Uthappa was also part of that team as a key member.

Though Dhoni has retired from international cricket, the ‘Captain Cool’ is still playing in the cash-rich IPL. However, Uthappa has taken retirement from  all-form of cricket and now he is back on commentary duty for 2023 IPL season.

Before the start of the IPL 2023, Uthappa made a stunning revelation about Dhoni.

As per Uthappa, Dhoni is a responsible captain and once his instinctive decisions backfire, he loses his sleep thinking about it.

“Dhoni has sharp instincts and he backs his own instincts. That is why he has been such a successful skipper. He takes responsibility for every result, whether it is a win or a loss,” Uthappa revealed during an interview.

“If Dhoni takes a bad decision because of his instincts, he can’t sleep for a few days. He starts overthinking. If a good captain’s instincts are sound four or five out of 10 times, Dhoni’s instincts are correct eight to nine times,” Uthappa added.

The former aggressive open further revealed that Dhoni is the most uncomplicated person he knows. Dhoni’s strength lies in his ability to remain simple.

“A lot of things fall in place automatically because of MSD’s simple methods,” said Uthappa.