India leg-spinner Piyush Chawla has revealed that MS Dhoni regarded in supreme contact in the course of the Chennai Super Kings (CSK) preparatory camp forward of 2020 IPL, whose future nonetheless hangs in doldrum. The 31-year-old former Kolkata Knight Riders (KKR) participant added that MS Dhoni would typically ship the ball into the stands in the course of the follow periods.
Piyush Chawla, who was purchased by CSK at a staggering worth Rs 6.75 crore in December 2019 public sale, mentioned that by the look of Dhoni’s batting model in the camp it appeared as if he was “doing some training in Ranchi”. According to Piyush Chawla, the previous India captain was exhibiting no indicators of rustiness at all.
“Honestly speaking, if any cricketers comes after a long break, he will be rusty, but I am sure, he (MSD) was doing some training in Ranchi because when he came to CSK camp, he didn’t look rusty at all. He will defend for 5-6 balls in the nets and then smack each and every ball for a six,” Piyush Chawla instructed former cricketer Aakash Chopra.
Piyush Chawla additional revealed that the drills in the course of the camp had been intense. Chawla mentioned that MS Dhoni, Suresh Raina, Ambati Rayudu and Murali Vijay used to play 200-250 balls throughout a single session.
“He was batting for long sessions. There were limited people at the camp, with many of them being bowlers. Every batsman was playing for 2-2.5 hours at a stretch, they must have been playing 200-250 balls per batsman.”
Cricketer-turned-commentator additionally enquired Piyush Chawla about who his favorite captain was. Piyush Chawla talked very extremely of each, Gautam Gambhir and MS Dhoni. Piyush Chawla asserted that Gautam Gambhir was the very best of instance of a captain “leading from the front”. He mentioned that Gambhir backed his gamers and go away it as much as them to take the choices.
Though, Piyush Chawla picked MS Dhoni as his favorite captain earlier than stating that it was inconceivable to match two captains.
“Best I would still say Mahi Bhai (MS Dhoni). You can’t really compare two captains, to be honest as everyone has a different way of looking at it. Sometimes Gauti Bhai used to say that you can do a thing this way…it might happen. On the other hand, if you say Dhoni also, he also leaves it to you.
“So you can’t really compare. There are a few common things in them. They would leave it upon you as a bowler. If that doesn’t work out, then they will shift to plan B,” Piyush Chawla concluded.
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