During the IPL 2023 mini-auction held in Kochi on December 22, 2023, the Rajasthan Royals secured the services of England international Joe Root for INR 1 crore. Root expressed his desire to participate in the IPL as a means to acclimate himself to the Indian conditions ahead of the upcoming ICC ODI World Cup 2023, scheduled to take place in India.
In a video shared by Rajasthan Royals, former England captain Joe Root was posed with the question of his preference between playing under MS Dhoni or Virat Kohli’s leadership.
In response, Joe Root expressed his preference for playing under the leadership of MS Dhoni, stating, “MS Dhoni.” It is widely acknowledged that many cricketers hold admiration for Dhoni, appreciating his composed and collected demeanor on the field.
His renowned reputation stems from his exceptional captaincy skills, adept wicketkeeping abilities, impressive batting traits, swift stumping expertise, agile running between the wickets, knack for last-ball sixes, signature helicopter shots, notable ICC trophy victories, and numerous other accomplishments. The extent of his contributions to Indian cricket is so immense that it defies adequate description.
As a captain, MS Dhoni achieved a remarkable feat by leading his team to three ICC trophies: the ICC World Cup 2007, ICC World Cup 2011, and ICC Champions Trophy 2013. He holds the distinction of being the only captain in the history of the sport to accomplish this feat. Even after relinquishing his role as captain on January 4, 2017, Dhoni continued to contribute significantly to the team as a skilled wicketkeeper-batsman.