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Learnt to cope with pressure while playing with legends like

Press Trust of India  |  Chennai 

Tamil Nadu and Chennai Super Kings player N Jagadeesan Wednesday said being part of the IPL franchise had helped him learn how to cope with pressure while picking the brains of M S Dhoni, the team's skipper.

"I mean there are a lot of things you can learn when you are there with legends like M S Dhoni, Mike Hussey, Suresh Raina...

So, I mean especially being part of CSK team you get to learn how you can cope with any situation...," he told PTI in an interaction.

"...whatever the situation..because all the players are so experienced and they know how to take it calmly. So that helps me a lot..," he added.

Jagadeesan, a dashing right-hander, who is playing for Dindigul Dragons in the ongoing Tamil Nadu Premier League (TNPL), said being part of the CSK set-up and learning to cope with pressure had given him confidence to deal with various situations.

Jagadeesan, who has been in good form for Dindigul Dragons in the TNPL, scoring 235 runs, said he was happy to pick Dhoni's brains and would love to finish games like him.

"From Dhoni obviously, the way he strikes the stumps to do stumpings and all is amazing. So, obviously, I would like to be as fast as MSD and not only that when it comes to batting I'd love to finish the game like him.

He is always up for a conversation and if I have a doubt about wicketkeeping he is ready to help me..," the 'keeper-batsman addded.

The Tamil Nadu cricketer also praised Dragons' teammate and captain Ravichandran Ashwin for his leadership and passing on knowledge to the young players.

"Obviously, Ashwin is very innovative when it comes to captaincy. At the same time, he is someone who encourages a lot and you know, it is also having a captain of his stature is very big morale booster for the whole team.

So, having him in the middle is always good because no matter what kind of situation or pressure it is, because he is always there to guide all the youngsters," Jagadeesan added.

He said it was a special feeling to open with fellow Coimbatore player C Hari Nishaanth as they had played together from a young age.

"It made things easier for me in the middle.

(This story has not been edited by Business Standard staff and is auto-generated from a syndicated feed.)

First Published: Wed, July 31 2019. 20:00 IST
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