Chennai Super Kings (CSK) are all set to lock horns against Gujarat Titans (GT) in the IPL Final 2023. CSK skipper MS Dhoni can be seen marshaling his troops. MS Dhoni have developed the rookie pacers like Tushar Deshpande & Matheesha Pathirana. We witnessed how Dhoni foxed the batters with various different tactics.
CSK can’t afford to take GT lightly, the Hardik Pandya-led side dismantled Mumbai Indians’ dangerous batting line up and most importantly they won the match by 62 runs, which is huge in T20 cricket.
CSK fans would be hoping that Ambati Rayudu hits form in this summit clash. Perhaps, the management should make him bat as a floater when he can dictate the terms against spinners in the middle-overs phase.
The first ball I tried was a slower one….- Deepak Chahar
Deepak Chahar was seen interacting on the show “Breakfast with Champions”. Deepak Chahar recalled the incident when he bowled two back-to-back full tosses and what MS Dhoni said to him during that time.
“The first ball I tried a slower one, but it ended up being a full toss and my ankle was caught up a bit. So I thought it won’t happen again and tried the same delivery,” said Deepak Chahar.
“However, it became two full tosses and then he (Dhoni) came to me and said ‘Vaise to tu bada dedh shaana banta hai. Sab pata hai tujhe. Yaha pe ye kya geeli ball ke saath phek raha hai? (You claim to know everything then why are you bowling like this with the wet ball)’ ” he added.
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“My head was down and all I was thinking was that my death bowling career is over since I bowled two beamers. But then I conceded just 5 runs in the next 5 balls and then he hugged me after the game. We are very close and he pampers me a lot,” he added.
I didn’t even look around thinking they would abuse me- Deepak Chahar
Chahar recalled another incident when he padded up before skipper MS Dhoni. Chahar pointed out how the crowd reacted when he padded up.
“When you bowl second, there isn’t much time to warm up. Jaddu was playing in the middle when I wore pads and came out to warm up for bowling. After seeing me, the audience started hooting,” said Deepak Chahar.
“I was like ‘I am not going next. Are you crazy?’ They thought whether I would be able to do it as only two-three balls were remaining. I said don’t worry and stood there quietly. I didn’t even look around thinking they would abuse me,” he added.