Indian veteran seamer Ishant Sharma has shed light on how MS Dhoni takes a funny jibe on him. While Ishant Sharma made his international debut against Rahul Dravid, it was under MS Dhoni that the 97-Test veteran transformed into a vital cog in India’s line-up. The pacer shed light on the same in interaction with Deep Dasgupta over Cricket Baazi for ESPN Cricinfo.
MS Dhoni is considered one of the best captains to have ever played for India. While we all credit Sourav Ganguly for grooming plenty of players, apart from Ishant Sharma, the 39-year old pushed the likes of Ishant Sharma, Rohit Sharma, Virat Kohli, and Mohammed Shami under his leadership. Hence, he shares a great rapport with all these stars. The Jharkhand-cricketer’s trophy collection for India needs no introduction.
Ishant Sharma pointed out that mentally he has turned more than 32 years in age. The Delhi seamer recalled his wife also telling him that while MS Dhoni’s message also reveals to have been called him as “old man”.
“Actually, mentally main 32 se zyada ka ho chuka hun. Meri biwi mujhe buddha bolti hai. Mahi bhai ka bhi mujhe message aata hain aur woh bhi mujhe bolte hain ‘aur buddhe, kya kar raha hai?,” Sharma stated.
When received a text message like it, Ishant remembered telling the keeper-batsman that he is only 32. However, MS Dhoni replied by saying that even though you are 32, your body is equivalent to 52. “Main unko bolta hun ‘Mahi bhai, main 32 saal ka hun’, toh woh kehte hain ‘teri age 32 hai, lekin tera sharir 52 ka hai beta,” he added.
Ishant Sharma and MS Dhoni both will play in the IPL:
Meanwhile, the fans will have the pleasure to witness both the Indian stalwarts in the upcoming season of the IPL.
MS Dhoni’s Chennai Super Kings ended up as the runners-up for the fifth time in history last year, losing to Mumbai Indians by one run. Ishant Sharma will play under Shreyas Iyer in the Delhi Capitals, who made it till the playoffs in 2019.