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Yuzvendra Chahal opens up on his bond with MS Dhoni

Yuzvendra Chahal with MS Dhoni

Yuzvendra Chahal, India’s experienced spinner, stated that he often remained silent in the presence of former captain MS Dhoni.

It is no secret that Chahal enjoys his time both on and off the pitch, and he is well-known for his funny antics, which have drew a lot of attention from fans.

However, in a recent interview, the experienced leggie discussed his relationship with renowned cricketer Dhoni and stated that he preferred to be silent around the latter.

“He (MS Dhoni) is the only person; unke saamne aate hi meri bolti bandh ho jaati hai (I am tongue-tied in front of him). I don’t speak a lot irrespective of the kind of mood I am in. I just sit still and reply only if Mahi bhai asks something. Otherwise, I just keep quiet,”

Chahal told on ‘The Ranveer Show’.

Notably, Chahal has played 72 ODIs and 75 T20Is, taking 121 and 91 wickets, respectively. It’s also worth noting that the 32-year-old is the top wicket-taker in Indian Premier League (IPL) history, with 187 wickets in 147 matches.

Chahal also recounted an odd occurrence during a T20 encounter against South Africa, in which he was blasted for 64 runs in four overs.

Despite having a ‘bad day’ on the pitch, Chahal emphasised that it was Dhoni who supported him up and advised him to pick himself up and not get bogged down.

“We were playing a T20 match against South Africa in Centurion. For the first time, I was hit for 64 runs in four overs. (Heinrich) Klaasen was hammering me, so he asked me whether I would bowl round the wicket. I said okay, but then Klaasen hit me for a six,”

said Chahal.

“I was walking back when Mahi bhai came to me and told me, ‘Aaj tere din nahi hai, koi baat nahi’ (Today is not your day, it’s okay). But he told me that the five balls that I have left, I should try and not concede a boundary on those as that will help the team. From that experience, I realized that even if you have an off day, you can still support the team,”

he added.

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