Chess star Gukesh is a fan of Dhoni and Djokovic’s ability to withstand pressure.

Chennai . Indian chess star D Gukesh has praised the way charismatic former Indian captain MS Dhoni and star tennis player Novak Djokovic handle immense pressure, saying he takes inspiration from these two special players. Seventeen-year-old Gukesh created history by winning the Candidates Chess Tournament in Toronto and becoming the youngest challenger for the World Championship title. He broke Garry Kasparov’s 40 year old record. He will challenge current world champion Ding Liren of China at the end of the year.

Gukesh, who returned after winning the Candidates, told PTI, “I think the way Dhoni and tennis great Novak Djokovic handle themselves under huge pressure, they are great players and always manage to deal with pressure and whenever What is required is to perform at your best. That’s why I get inspired by him. ”Former captain Dhoni has given two World Cups to India. He has also led Chennai Super Kings to five trophies in the Indian Premier League (IPL). Serbia’s Djokovic has a record 24 Grand Slam titles and can win some more titles. Norway’s great chess player Magnus Carlsen is a five-time world champion. He has been a source of inspiration for many youth and Gukesh is also one of them.

Gukesh said, “You can learn a lot of things from him (Carlsen). Not only chess but you can also learn mental strength from him. I would say he is the best player in any sport in that regard. The champion grandmaster said all chess players would have been ‘nervous’ during their career but with experience they learn to deal with it. He said, “We all get nervous but with experience we all learn how to deal with it.” I think this happens due to maturity and practice. ,

Gukesh is looking forward to the challenge from current world champion Ding Liren. He said that his preparations for this match will start soon. He said, “My training for the final will start soon.

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