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MS Dhoni is a mind-reader: Yuzvendra Chahal


NEW DELHI: With MS Dhoni scoring a belligerent century in India's 2nd World Cup warm-up fit on Tuesday, Dhoni the batsman has shown he may just well be one of the vital key batsmen for India in the World Cup this time.

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But Dhoni's sharp captaincy brain may also be a a very powerful factor in India's total performance. He might have quit captaincy, but you'll be able to't take the captain out of MS Dhoni. Anyone who follows cricket is aware of that Dhoni has one of the vital sharpest cricketing brains in the business.

That Dhoni may be a big mentor for the youngsters in the staff is not any secret.

Indian leg-spinner Yuzvendra Chahal is a part of the younger brigade that appears to Dhoni for steering, each off and on the field.

In an interview with Timesofindia.com, Chahal underlined Dhoni’s role in grooming children.

"Whenever I'm in doubt, I rush to Mahi bhai. He has got an abundance of revel in. Not simply me, it helps all of the participants in the staff,” Chahal informed Timesofindia.com.

“Even when he's behind the stumps, his eyes are on us and the batsmen. He can read body language completely. He is a smart thoughts reader,” Chahal mentioned.

“He can read a batsman’s footwork closely after which, after a couple of deliveries, he tells us the place precisely to bowl. And it truly works for me,” the youngster mentioned.

“As a bowler, sometimes you've a tough day and sometimes you get lucky. Sometimes you get hit for sixes. It happens to me as well. But his (Dhoni) advice at that moment helps in those scenarios. It helps in controlling the glide of runs and getting a breakthrough,” Chahal mentioned.

Chahal had made his ODI and T20I debut under Dhoni’s captaincy and since then the Haryana lad has played 41 ODIs and claimed 72 wickets at a mean of 24.61, together with two-five wicket hauls.

“Ball kidhar daalna hai (the place to bowl), Mahi bhai is aware of. He is a mixture of a bowler, wicket-keeper, batsman and a fielder,” Chahal mentioned with a big smile.

On being requested about Dhoni's leadership role in the staff, Chahal mentioned: “He (Dhoni) is a senior member of the staff. As I mentioned, no longer simply me, he's all the time there to guide and lend a hand all of the children. Sometimes, he will get offended with us but it is for our personal development.”


With India set to kick off their ICC world Cup 2019 marketing campaign on June five against South Africa at The Rose Bowl in Southampton, Dhoni’s presence will play an important role for Kohli’s men.


Chahal, who is about to play his maiden World Cup, additionally played three ODIs and three T20Is in England in 2018. The revel in of taking part in in England will have to lend a hand him in the mega tournament this time.


Chahal may be confident that India, who will be captained by Virat Kohli this time, have a really perfect probability of doing what the staff under Dhoni did in 2011.





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