sports- #When Dhoni landed at the CSK camp, he didn’t look rusty: Chawlanewstolive - July 2, 2020 45 0 COMMENTS
Chennai: Chennai Super Kings captain M.S. Dhoni was not wanting rusty in the nets whereas practising for the 2020 version of the Indian Premier League, in response to spinner Piyush Chawla.
Dhoni was set to make his comeback to aggressive cricket on this IPL earlier than the coronavirus pandemic compelled its indefinite postponement.
Before the begin of the event, the CSK administration held a coaching camp at the Chepauk Stadium in early March the place Dhoni was current. The stands had been packed as is generally the case in Chennai and movies of Dhoni hitting sixes had been tweeted out commonly by the franchise.
“Honestly speaking, whenever a cricketer makes a comeback after such a long break, people think that he will be a bit rusty. But I am sure he was doing something at Ranchi because when Dhoni landed in the camp, he didn’t look rusty at all. His routine work was — he played five-six balls and then used to clear the fence,” Chawla instructed Aakash Chopra on the latter’s YouTube channel.
“He batted for long. In fact, Suresh Raina, Ambati Rayudu, Dhoni and Murali Vijay….there were limited players in the camp and there were a number of bowlers. So everyone batted for long – 2-2:30 hours every day. Every batsman played 200-250 balls,” stated Chawla.
Dhoni has final performed aggressive cricket in India’s semi-final tie towards New Zealand in the 2019 ICC World Cup on July 10, 2019. He then determined to take a break from worldwide cricket during which time Rishabh Pant and Ok.L. Rahul crammed in as wicketkeepers. The IPL was seen as Dhoni’s final likelihood of claiming a spot in the Indian staff for the 2020 T20 World Cup. But even the showpiece occasion is now set to be postponed.