Chennai: Awestruck by Mahendra Singh Dhoni's swashbuckling knock against his side, former Australia all-rounder and Sunrisers Hyderabad coach Tom Moody says India is "very lucky" to have the 31-year-old "special" cricketer as captain.
"Dhoni is special. It is as simple as that. In any form of the game he performs remarkably. He is a very special cricketer and a very special leader. Chennai and India are very lucky to have him," Moody said.
It was Dhoni's blazing half-century that guided Chennai to a win over Hyderabad in a tense IPL match on Thursday’s night.
Moody said they fell 10-15 runs short of setting up what, according to him, would have been a match-winning total.
"I think we were ten or fifteen runs short of what we should have scored," Moody said after his team's last-over defeat.
Moody defended the decisions to send Amit Mishra early while batting and asking Ashish Reddy to bowl the last over, with an in-form Mahendra Singh Dhoni at the crease.
The former Australia all-rounder said it was always going to be a difficult task, bowling to someone like Dhoni at that stage of the match.


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