New Delhi, Jan 8:
Ranchi Rays’ India international Manpreet Singh feels honoured that he is playing for Mahendra Singh Dhoni co-owned franchise in the Hockey India League (HIL).
“It is very inspiring for us to play for a team owned by one of India’s most successful cricket captains MS Dhoni. The single most important motto of our team is to stay cool and calm just like MS Dhoni even during pressure situations and that has always worked for our team,” says senior Indian men’s team midfielder Manpreet Singh, who plays for Ranchi Rays.
Dhoni has stepped down from captaincy, his aura of leading the team from the front continues to inspire Ranchi Rays captain Ashley Jackson from England, says Manpreet.
“Ashley follows cricket very closely and many a times, he brings to the table what MS Dhoni would do with his cricket team. Ashley apart from keeping the team together as one unit, he always tells us that we need to have the winning spirit Dhoni has and never to let our spirit down even if we have conceded early goals,” Manpreet says.(PTI)