New Delhi: "Mahendra Singh Dhoni is a role model to many cricketers around the world" - the expression made by South African pacer Chris Morris appropriately summed up the magic of India's cricket captain.
Morris doffed his hat at Dhoni and talked about his leadership qualities that ultimately made India the world champions in one-day international cricket.
"Dhoni is a role model to many cricketers around the world. The reason India are the world champions is because of the quality of players they have especially Dhoni," said Morris.
The lanky South African pacer, who is plying his trade in the Champions League for the two-time IPL champions Chennai Super Kings, said that they would like to end their league engagements as the table-toppers and play the semifinal in Delhi on Saturday under the leadership of their inspirational skipper Dhoni.
"That was our goal when we got here, to top our group, but we want to finish the group stages well too," he said.