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Jagadeesan thrilled with IPL experience

He is one of only two local players in Chennai Super Kings and someone who could one day take over the gloves from skipper M.S. Dhoni.

But, for now, N. Jagadeesan is revelling from the experience of being part of his first IPL season with a winner’s medal around his neck.

For the 22-year-old Tamil Nadu wicketkeeper-batsman, it was a chance to experience first hand what top-tier cricket is all about.

Speaking about the biggest takeaway for him from the season, Jagadeesan said, “One thing I have realised is the importance of mental strength and preparation. If you lag mentally, it could cost you big time especially in the shorter formats of the game. So observing people like Dhoni and Raina closely and how they prepare was very good.”

On his interaction with Dhoni, “I asked him about my weak points in wicketkeeping and how to improve,” said the Coimbatore lad.

Though he did not play a game — coach Stephen Fleming had made it clear that his chances were slim unless Dhoni was unavailable — Jagadeesan said his stint with batting coach Michael Hussey was very fruitful. “Hussey is one of my favourite cricketers.”

With the third season of TNPL starting next month, a tournament that helped him move to the senior State side quickly two years back, Jagadeesan feels he can be a step ahead of his fellow cricketers.