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Shane Watson opens up about the relationship between CSK skipper MS Dhoni and coach Stephen Fleming

Winning the IPL championship thrice, Chennai Super Kings has been the second most successful team in the tournament after Mumbai Indians.


The hero of IPL 2018 final Shane Watson recently talked about this experience with the CSK franchise. Waston stated, “My experience with Chennai Super Kings has been very special and welcoming. I’ve played a lot of leagues for franchises around the world, whether that’s here in India or other parts of the world. There’s no doubt that CSK is a very slick operation with how it is run, on and off the field.

Watson was all praise for the Chennai Super Kings management, especially owner N Srinivasan, skipper MS Dhoni, and head coach Stephen Fleming. “And everything comes down to the leaders, with how N Srinivasan, how he allows the team to be run by the franchise; with MS Dhoni and Stephen Fleming, who I believe are the best captain-coach combination in the world.“, he added.


Stephen Fleming started as the team’s head coach back in 2009 and resumed his role in 2018 as CSK returned from a 2-year ban.

Obviously, they have a lot of history with working together as well, it is an amazing dynamic these guys have got and they know how to get the best of all the players around them. And also the coaching staff. So, it is really a privilege to be able to play for CSK,” told Watson.

I have had an amazing time in the last couple of years. We’ve had a lot of success as well, which is a nice bonus. There aren’t any secret theories as to why they are so successful. It’s just because it’s such a great franchise and such a great operation,” he concluded.

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