India wrist-spinner Yuzvendra Chahal has heaped praise on MS Dhoni, expressing the veteran wicketkeeper-batsman has served him and chinaman bowler Kuldeep Yadav get far better at their craft.
“Mahi bhai is one particular the most effective and finest players India has generated. He has assisted me and Kuldeep during matches. Occasionally, a batsman hits me for boundaries and then he (Dhoni) comes, places his hands all over my shoulder and says ‘isko googly daal, ye nahi khel payega’ (Bowl him a googly, he will not be capable to perform). Recommendations from him really function properly in the team’s favour,” Chahal explained to timesofindia.com.
Chahal remembers Dhoni’s advice
“This has happened so many occasions. In South Africa, when I took my initial 5-for. JP Duminy was batting at that time. I preferred to dismiss him. Mahi bhai came to me and claimed ‘isko seedha stump to stump daal’ (Just bowl straight to him – stump to stump). He went back behind the stumps and shouted once more – ’tilli, isko dande pe hi rakhna’ (Just bowl straight to him). I followed his recommendations. Duminy tried to sweep but obtained out lbw,” recalled Chahal.
“In New Zealand, Tom Latham was batting and was consistently enjoying sweep photographs. I tried out googlies and leg spins but people didn’t work out versus him. He was hitting me for boundaries. I was genuinely let down. Mahi bhai came to me and mentioned ‘line change mat karna, isko aage daal aur stumps pe rakhna’ (Don’t transform your line. Pitch the ball up to him and preserve it on the stumps). Latham was out off the very subsequent ball. I hugged Mahi bhai just after that dismissal,” the 29-year-old explained, supplying an illustration.
Dhoni, who not long ago turned 39, has been on a sabbatical at any time since the semi-finals of the 2019 Earth Cup where India lost to New Zealand.
It’s been extra than a calendar year that he has been absent from the cricket field, yet discussions about his return or potential retirement have never died out in the time because and he nevertheless continues to be 1 of the most talked-about cricketers in the present era.
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