India wrist-spinner Yuzvendra Chahal has heaped praise on MS Dhoni, expressing the veteran wicketkeeper-batsman has assisted him and chinaman bowler Kuldeep Yadav get much better at their craft.
“Mahi bhai is a person the ideal and best players India has manufactured. He has aided me and Kuldeep for the duration of matches. At times, a batsman hits me for boundaries and then he (Dhoni) arrives, places his fingers all-around my shoulder and says ‘isko googly daal, ye nahi khel payega’ (Bowl him a googly, he will not be able to enjoy). Ideas from him definitely get the job done properly in the team’s favour,” Chahal explained to timesofindia.com.
Chahal recalls Dhoni’s guidance
“This has happened so many instances. In South Africa, when I took my 1st 5-for. JP Duminy was batting at that time. I needed to dismiss him. Mahi bhai arrived to me and said ‘isko seedha stump to stump daal’ (Just bowl straight to him – stump to stump). He went back driving the stumps and shouted all over again – ’tilli, isko dande pe hi rakhna’ (Just bowl straight to him). I followed his directions. Duminy attempted to sweep but got out lbw,” recalled Chahal.
“In New Zealand, Tom Latham was batting and was constantly actively playing sweep photographs. I tried out googlies and leg spins but all those failed to perform out in opposition to him. He was hitting me for boundaries. I was seriously upset. Mahi bhai came to me and mentioned ‘line transform mat karna, isko aage daal aur stumps pe rakhna’ (You should not alter your line. Pitch the ball up to him and keep it on the stumps). Latham was out off the extremely future ball. I hugged Mahi bhai immediately after that dismissal,” the 29-12 months-old claimed, giving an instance.
Dhoni, who recently turned 39, has been on a sabbatical ever because the semi-finals of the 2019 Entire world Cup in which India lost to New Zealand.
It can be been far more than a calendar year that he has been away from the cricket discipline, still conversations about his return or upcoming retirement have never ever died out in the time considering the fact that and he nevertheless continues to be a single of the most talked-about cricketers in the present era.
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