Salman Khan-MS Dhoni
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Chennai Super Kings and MS Dhoni are known for bringing out brilliant talent through their scouts in the IPL. This year, though they are not having the best of seasons thus far, they are continuing their trend of bringing out fresh talent.

One such talent is Salman Khan, a Mumbai off-spinner who is currently with the CSK side as a net bowler. He has joined the side recently and is having a time of his life in between the likes of MS Dhoni, Dwayne Bravo, Ravindra Jadeja amongst others.

MS Dhoni
MS Dhoni (Image Credits: Twitter)

In an interview with the Indian Express, Salman Khan revealed how he got an opportunity as a net bowler with CSK.

“One day, I got a call from a Chennai Super Kings official asking me whether I can join as a net bowler for this season. Later, I got to know my name was recommended by (Mumbai player) Tushar Deshpande. I was excited because I will get a chance to learn, otherwise I would be just playing club cricket,” Salman told The Indian Express.

He further shared a story about a piece of advice from the former CSK skipper MS Dhoni which changed his life forever. Salman said how Dhoni asked him to put a bit of thought behind his bowling to read the batsmen better as an off-spinner.

I Want To Learn From MS Dhoni, Ravindra Jadeja: CSK Net Bowler Salman Khan

Ravindr Jadeja and MS Dhoni
Ravindra Jadeja and MS Dhoni (Image Credits: Twitter)

“I spoke to Mahi bhai and Jadeja. I want to learn from them, these two months might change my life. I asked Mahi bhai about my bowling. He said, ‘Salman, off-spinner ko T20 mein sab maarne hi dekhte hai, so thoda dimag se dalne ka, jyada sochne ka (in T20s, everyone tries to hit the off-spinner, so put some thought behind your bowling).

“He said he will speak to me after a few games. The franchise is treating us like everyone else. We are getting the same treatment like everyone else. The environment is superb,” he said.

Chennai Super Kings are laced ninth in the points table at the moment having won their previous game after losing four games on the bounce. They next take on Gujarat Titans on Sunday, April 17 at the MCA stadium in Pune.

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Anshuman Roy

A Hardcore Cricket Enthusiast Having Previously Worked With Cricwizz, Circle of Cricket, Times Now, The Quint, Cricfit and Now With Cricket Addictor.