Chennai Super Kings (CSK) pacer Mukesh Choudhary delivered a stellar performance in his side’s last-ball thriller against Mumbai Indians (MI) at the DY Patil Stadium on Friday.
Choudhary finished with impressive figures of 3/19 which helped restrict MI to a paltry total of 155. CSK went on to chase it down off the final ball courtesy of an MS Dhoni special.
The veteran scored 16 runs off the last four balls to hand CSK its second win of the tournament. Following the conclusion of the game, Choudhary spoke about the impact the 40-year-old Dhoni has had on his career so far.
“IPL is a massive stage and pressure comes with it. Catches get dropped and bowling misses the mark sometimes. Since last year, he (Dhoni) has been guiding me.
“Even right now, he tells me to not take the pressure, move on from my mistakes and focus on doing good in my next games,” Choudhary mentioned in a post-match chat with fellow teammate, Ruturaj Gaikwad.
Choudhary was part of the IPL last year in Dubai and he got the opportunity to rub shoulders with the best of the best. He has progressed a lot since and is now looking to mark on the IPL with CSK.
“In pre-season camp, I worked a lot with big coaches. I worked on my seam. Even in Dubai last year, I learned a lot from big players. It is fun bowling like this. There is pressure, but it is still fun. I have got an opportunity to bowl in a variety of conditions,” Choudhary added.