This is exactly what Andhra’s rookie pacer Harishankar Reddy did in a practice match organized by the Chennai Super Kings ahead of the 14th season of the Indian Premier League.
Harishankar Reddy was picked for a sum of Rs 20 Lakh by the MS Dhoni-led Chennai Super Kings during last month’s auction.
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The rookie pacer has made his mark straight away as he knocked over captain MS Dhoni’s leg-pole with a pace incoming delivery.
Talking about the Chennai Super Kings, the three-time IPL champions will be looking to exorcise the demons of last year and start off fresh.
They must be disappointed by the fact that they will not be playing at their home turf in Chennai but according to Parthiv Patel, the MS Dhoni-led unit can regain past glory if their seasoned players like Suresh Raina, Faf du Plessis, Ravindra Jadeja and MS Dhoni himself can wind back the clock
”See, obviously, they must be slightly disappointed that they have to get out of Chennai because they have got Moeen Ali in their squad, they have got K Gowtham in their squad. Last year, what went wrong for CSK was, that they were not getting enough runs on the board,” said Parthiv Patel.
“Then, in the latter half of the tournament, you see emergence of Ruturaj Gaikwad. And now with Suresh Raina coming in the squad. I think he holds big key in the CSK lineup and we have seen what he has done throughout the years of IPL. With him coming back and Rituraj Gaikwad doing well in domestic cricket and plus MS Dhoni, they’re great players and you can’t count them out for too long,” he added.
Watch Harishankar Reddy’s delivery to dismiss MS Dhoni here:
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