The 24-year-old is the youngest to win the it and in an interview with this daily, he talks about the title-winning campaign and more
The former BCCI chief added that there is no MS Dhoni without Chennai Super Kings, his emphatic statement telling a lot about the relation between the franchise and the iconic cricketer.
MS Dhoni is the toast of the cricketing world after guiding Chennai Super Kings to a fourth IPL title on Friday in Dubai.
Fleming as the captain of New Zealand has been part of several victories. As a coach of CSK he has been part of four title triumphs.
New Zealand will play India three days later at the Dubai International Stadium.
The CSK skipper also said if any team deserved to win the IPL 2021 title it was KKR and also pointed out that the break helped the Eoin Morgan side.
Fleming said that all the four IPL titles are special to him but the current one holds greater significance as it was bagged by an ageing side, who were written off at the start of the tournament.
England all-rounder Moeen expressed his gratitude when he wasn't dropped after a few indifferent games.
CSK's Thakur took KKR opener Venkatesh Iyer's wicket to break the opening partnership which was the turning point of the game.
Openers Du Plessis and Ruturaj Gaikwad gave the three-time champions a solid start which was backed by quick-fire innings by Robin Uthappa and Moeen Ali.
Dhoni has been at the helm for Chennai Super Kings, India, Rising Pune Supergiants in the - IPL, CL T20, Asia Cup, T20 World Cup - and has won every major T20 Trophy in the world.
At the time of the toss, KKR skipper Eoin Morgan said: "We are going to have a bowl first. The wicket looks good and there's some dew around."
Watson said that 'Dhoni just knows how to continuously bring an environment together and get the best out of the players'.
The IPL 2021 has been played in two parts this season due to the COVID-19 pandemic and after a long wait, the final is finally here.
KKR had won two games in the IPL 2021 during the first half but the side came back with strong performances in the UAE leg to qualify for the playoffs.