IND vs SA 2022: Yuzvendra Chahal reveals first conversation with MS Dhoni
Team India’s premier leg-spinner Yuzvendra Chahal, who recently won the Purple Cap for taking the most wickets in the season while playing for Rajasthan Royals in IPL 2022, revealed his first conversation with former India captain MS Dhoni Is. Chahal was surprised to see Dhoni’s down to earth nature. The CSK captain even asked him not to call him sir. Chahal received the ODI cap from Dhoni during the tour of Zimbabwe in June 2016 and was later given a chance in T20Is against England.
“I received the ODI cap from the great MS Dhoni. He is a legend and I was with him for the first time. I could not even talk in front of him. He talks so well that you have to wonder if he It is indeed Mahendra Singh Dhoni, a legend,” Chahal said on the YouTube show Breakfast with Champions.
“When I met him for the first time in Zimbabwe, I used to call him Mahi sir. After a while (later) he called me and said, ‘Mahi, Dhoni, Mahendra Singh Dhoni or Bhai… whatever you want me to do’ Call it. But not sir,” said Chahal, who emerged as the highest wicket-taker in IPL 2022 with 27 scalps, with a best of 5/40.
The right-arm leg-spinner has taken 81 wickets in 46 ODIs at an average of 25.32 and economy of 4.92 while playing alongside the former World Cup-winning captain.