“You have everything” says MS Dhoni to Mukesh Choudhary, the youngsters you must have seen from the last IPLtournament, Mukesh Choudhary, the star pacer for the Chennai Super kings was the one who pruned 16 wickets for his team but alas! The team couldn’t find its place in the IPL’s top list of the teams.
But despite failure that the CSK team took this year, Choudhary felt very optimistic about what MS Dhoni advised him and how it stayed with him till date. He said,
“I never thought I would play for Chennai Super Kings. When I was on the team bus (for the first time), Dhoni tapped me on the shoulder and I was like, ‘Oh this is happening with me’ and I felt very proud,”
Mukesh also stated how Dhoni encouraged him to believe in himself and his abilities and also reminded him that every cricket has to go through a rough patch in life.
“In my first two matches, I couldn’t perform to my potential. So, I used to talk to him (Dhoni) every day and also in between matches. Dhoni told me to believe in my abilities. Rutu (Ruturaj) is my friend… so he was always there with me, he supported me and gave me the confidence saying, ‘You have everything, you just have to believe in yourself because for every player it happens, where they go through this phase’,”
The legendary and the former captain of the Indian national team, MS Dhoni, is loved by many, and on several occasions was seen encouraging his teammates as well as juniors. Now we don’t know when will Dhoni be seen playing again for this team, but one thing for sure, till the time comes to the pitch, Indian cricket will always find hope in that matches will be won.
The camera-shy Dhoni is seldom seen in public appearances but when he does, it creates crowds equivalent to a storm. That’s what a weightage he holds in the national team.