Pretorius wants to inculcate Dhoni’s calmness and self-belief

Asked about the series against India, Pretorius said it is a great opportunity for some South African players to

cement their places in the national team ahead of the ICC Men's T20 World Cup in Australia.

 Preparing for the upcoming T20 series against India, South African all-rounder Dwaine Pretorius on Monday said

he would like to inculcate the legendary MS Dhoni’s calmness and self-belief.

The South African made his IPL debut for Chennai Super Kings this year after joining the franchise for a base price of Rs 50 lakh.

Pretorius played just six matches, scoring 44 runs and claiming six wickets with best bowling figures of 2 for 30.

The limited opportunities notwithstanding, Pretorius said playing alongside Dhoni has been his biggest gain.

one of the most successful franchises. I enjoyed every moment of it. You get a lot of responsibility as a player.

“I really enjoyed playing under Dhoni as well and batting with him, seeing the brand value he has in India just shows how big he is and what he has done for the sport in this country.