Chennai Super Kings and captain Mahendra Singh Dhoni met Sri Lankan pacer Matheesha Pathirana's family after qualifying for the Indian Premier League final.
Dhoni have always nurtured young talents and this year, Sri Lankan pacer Matheesha Pathirana is no different.
It was Dhoni who spotted the 20-year-old early and brought him into the CSK fold. “Pathirana is an excellent death bowler. Also, with his action, it is slightly difficult to pick. He has got that slower one also. So you have to watch him very carefully. Which means when you spend those extra seconds watching the ball and he is bowling at a decent pace, it becomes quite difficult to consistently hit him,” Dhoni had said.
Now, after qualifying for the Indian Premier League final, Dhoni met with the young Sri Lankan player’s family.
“Now we are sure that malli is in safe hands when thala said “You have nothing to worry about Matheesha, he’s always with me,” Pathirana’s sister Vishuka said on Instagram along with photos of Dhoni and their family.
Meanwhile, four-time champions Chennai Super Kings beat Gujarat Titans by 15 runs in the Qualifier 1 to enter final of the Indian Premier League.
Defending champions GT will get another chance to reach the final as they play the winner of the Eliminator in Qualifier 2 at Ahmedabad on Friday. Sent in to bat, opener Ruturaj Gaikwad top-scored with a 44-ball 60 as Chennai Super Kings posted a competitive 172 for seven. (TIE)
Ram Friday, 26 May 2023 01:27 PM
Thanks Dhoni for supporting out young cricketer from Sri Lanka
Jayantha Friday, 26 May 2023 01:37 PM
Dhoni will be a great coach too in future. If we can have him as SL coach and we may have a better strong team.
Tissa Fernando Friday, 26 May 2023 04:42 PM
See how our guys are appreciated by the great Indian captain. Has this kind of appreciation been ever done by any of those crooks in the SLC management. The answer is definitely never.
Wiraj Friday, 26 May 2023 05:46 PM
Great of Dhoni and the Chennai Super Kings Team plus the fans who are supporting tremendously both the Sri-lankan cricketers.
Asanka Friday, 26 May 2023 07:51 PM
MSD has always been a legend in many ways. One of the greatest the game has produced. Respect!
dickie bird Friday, 26 May 2023 08:45 PM
Great talent searcher, a good mentor
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