India’s fast bowler Siddarth Kaul thanked MS Dhoni for guiding him in the nets session. Kaul has joined the Indian team recently and Dhoni has helped him in getting acclimatized to the conditions in the past. Meanwhile, Siddarth Kaul was added to the squad after Shardul Thakur, Axar Patel and Hardik Pandya were ruled out due to respective injuries. Meanwhile, Ravindra Jadeja and Deepak Chahar were the other additions.

Kaul has impressed with his bowling while playing for Sunrisers Hyderabad in the Indian Premier League. The right-handed fast bowler has played two One-Dayers and two T20 Internationals for India. He is yet to take his maiden wicket in the 50-overs format whereas he has scalped three wickets in the shortest version.

Siddharth Kaul
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Dhoni is an encyclopedia of cricket.

Meanwhile, Kaul has learned a lot by playing alongside Bhuvneshwar Kumar in the Sunrisers Hyderabad. Kaul said Dhoni has also helped him the practice sessions. Thus, Kaul is looking forward to another good session with the master.

“I have modeled my bowling on Bhuvneshwar. It was great to have him, Dhoni and Rohit (Sharma) during nets. Those jittery times got over in England itself and I was really keen on learning about the conditions in Dubai. Dhoni is an encyclopedia of cricket. I was just following his instructions and applying them in the nets. One has to stay hydrated in the hot conditions in order to bowl to the best of ability. I hope to make use of that small stint in the nets during the upcoming matches,” said Kaul before jetting off to Dubai.

On the other hand, Kaul believes that the conditions in the UAE for fast bowlers are similar as in India. Thus, there isn’t much help for the pacers.

Siddarth Kaul, MS Dhoni
Siddarth Kaul. Credits: AFP/Getty Images.

“The wickets in Dubai are like India, although the heat makes it a bit challenging, especially for the bowlers. The quick bowlers won’t get enough from such conditions. The key to success would be bowling wicket to wicket,” said Kaul.

Kaul can get a chance in the playing XI if India decides to play three fast bowlers. Meanwhile, the chances of it happening are bleak. However, it is going to be another learning experience for Siddarth Kaul.