Watch: Rookie Pacer Harishankar Reddy Knocks Over MS Dhoni's Leg-Stump During CSK's Practice Session

Watch: Rookie Pacer Harishankar Reddy Knocks Over MS Dhoni’s Leg-Stump During CSK’s Practice Session

Harishankar Reddy, CSK, MS Dhoni
Harshankar Reddy knocked over MS Dhoni's leg-stump [Image-CSK]

Imagine you are a rookie fast bowler! You have been picked up by one of the greatest IPL franchises-led by an all-time great white-ball captain. You get picked for Rs 20 Lakh. You want to make full use of a ‘once in a lifetime opportunity. You want to show that you’re worth every single rupee that has been shelled on you. What do you do? You steam in at full throttle and knock the stumps over of your captain.

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.

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.

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Chennai Super Kings (CSK). Image Credits: Twitter

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.

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Watch Harishankar Reddy’s delivery to dismiss MS Dhoni here:

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