NEW DELHI: Veteran India batsman Suresh Raina feels Mahendra Singh Dhoni is that the best captain India ever had.
Raina and Dhoni play for an equivalent IPL franchise -- the Chennai Super Kings --, which is additionally led by the latter.
"I think we've the simplest captain who has changed the Indian team like anything. Now we've that very same aura in our room ," Raina said on 'The Super Kings show' on Star Sports Tamil.
The 38-year-old Dhoni has retired from Test cricket but his future within the limited overs formats may be a subject of intense speculation.
The two-time World Cup -winning former captain took an opportunity from cricket after India's exit from the 2019 World Cup in England.
He is set to be back in action at the IPL, where he will captain the CSK, starting March 23.
With three restricted stands at the MA Chidambaram Stadium in Chennai finally being reopened, Raina urged the fans to fill the venue in every CSK game .
"We have all the seats available. Hopefully, we'll have more fans now in order that there's it'll be more energy on the sector ," the 33-year-old Raina, a former India batsman, said.
Raina, who last played for India in 2018, also expressed his excitement about the prospect of twiddling with CSK's latest acquisitions.
"This year we've tons of latest talent in our team. Piyush (Chawla) is there, then we've Hazelwood, Sam Curran, Sai Kishore from Tamil Nadu , he has been bowling rather well for them. So, i feel we've tons of mixture of kids and seniors".