Mukesh Choudhary and MS Dhoni. Photo- IPL
Mukesh Choudhary and MS Dhoni. Photo- IPL

Chennai Super Kings (CSK) once again found their winning ways with MS Dhoni returning to captaincy and leading them to a victory over Sunrisers Hyderabad in the ongoing IPL 2022 and CSK pacer Mukesh Choudhary said that he was grateful to be playing under Dhoni’s captaincy.

Ahead of the match against SRH, Ravindra Jadeja decided to step down as captain of the team and hand the leadership to MS Dhoni once again to focus on his bowling and batting.

Mukesh Choudhary
Mukesh Choudhary (Credits: BCCI)

Meanwhile, Maharashtra’s left-arm pacer Mukesh Choudhary has played 13 First-Class matches so far. The 25-year-old made his IPL debut against the Lucknow Super Giants and went wicketless, conceding 39 runs. In the next 4 matches, Choudhary claimed 4 wickets. It wasn’t a fairytale start. He didn’t just leak runs, he had some slip-ups while fielding too.

However, Mukesh delivered in a crunch match against Mumbai Indians (MI) as he picked 4 wickets.

The Moment Dhoni Sir Hit That Winning Six, I Decided I Would Also Aim To Play For India Someday: Mukesh Choudhary

In an interview with the Times of India, Mukesh Choudhary, who was born in the Bhilwara district in Rajasthan and his father shifted his base to Pune for his studies, revealed how he got interested in cricket thanks to MS Dhoni’s exploits in the 2011 World Cup.

MS Dhoni, YUvraj Singh
MS Dhoni hit the World Cup winning six. (Image-Twitter)

Choudhary was 15 when India lifted the coveted 2011 ICC ODI World Cup trophy.

“Whenever I see that winning six, I get goosebumps. The moment Dhoni sir hit that winning six and hugged Yuvraj Singh, I decided I would also aim to play for India someday. I used to play cricket, but I began taking the game more seriously after that historic moment. The 2011 World Cup team inspired me a lot. I spoke about that triumph with Dhoni sir. He has an abundance of knowledge,” Choudhary told Times of India.

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