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Shardul Thakur Reveals His Never-Heard-Before Chat With MS Dhoni During CSK vs KKR IPL 2021 Final

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Shardul Thakur, the star bowler of the CSK team, recently revealed how MS Dhoni’ never-heard before chat with him helped in the crucial over to stay calm. The story we say comes from the time when IPL 2021 was going on and two titans of the IPL, the CSKs and the KKR team were in the finals.

In the game between CSK and KKR in the 2021 finals CSK while batting first knocked a crucial 192 runs with help of Faf Du Plessis, Moeen Ali, Robin Uthappa and Ruturaj Gaikwad.

Shardul revealed how the CSK captain’s calm, cool composure and quick decision making helped India with the game against KKR in 2021.

“I don’t know what Mahi bhai was thinking, he just sent Bravo to long-off, signalling him to go back. He asked me what I wanted to bowl. I said, “You tell me, I am comfortable with whatever you ask me to do.”

“He was told to keep mud-off in the circle. Venkatesh Iyer got the very next ball out, then Nitish Rana got out and we suddenly got the momentum from there. Yes, I bowled well, but again the greatness of the man, to think in such a tense situation also he brought some kind of reasoning and result,” said Shardul in a video shared by Chennai-based franchise”

Now why this achievement of 2021 was so special for Shardul, he connects it with the 2019s defeat, he says, was caused by him. And that defeat was like a burden on his shoulder. Look at what he said,

“I had my experience of lifting the trophy in 2018. But 2021 was more special because we also saw the loss in 2019, which was just a one-run loss. So, that hurt us a lot. It was a special year as we were able to turn the tide. Not often do you see a team that has lost three games in a row and they make it up from there and win the final”

“I was emotional because I had seen the 2019 loss and I was the face of the loss because I was the one to get out on the last ball. It was emotional, and then I felt like there was a burden on my shoulder and suddenly that has gone away now because I had contributed by taking three wickets. So, I was feeling on top of the world,”

Shardul talks about his former days and how sweet and sour the experience was, but people can also not forget the experience CSK gave to its fans, which was only sour, forget sweet.

CSK was standing right at the bottom, in the IPL when they finished, which precisely can be said, in ninth position, happy with only 8 points by winning just four matches out of 11 games.

Let’s hope that probably Dhoni and his team perform better next year.

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