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MS Dhoni’s Simple Message To Sameer Rizvi Before CSK Debutant Hit 2 Consecutive Sixes To Rashid Khan | Cricket News

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MS Dhoni's Simple Message To Sameer Rizvi Before CSK Debutant Hit 2 Consecutive Sixes To Rashid Khan | Cricket News

Chennai Super Kings (CSK) batsman Sameer Rizvi made an impressive Indian Premier League (IPL) debut against Gujarat Titans (GT) on Tuesday and he spoke about the advice he received from the franchise’s poster boy and legendary former skipper MS Dhoni prior to his first appearance at the main level. The Chepauk fortress remained untouched as the Chennai Super Kings registered a comprehensive 63-run win over the Gujarat Titans in the ongoing Indian Premier League (IPL) 2024 on Monday.

During this match, Rizvi, bought by CSK for Rs 8.4 crores in the IPL auction held last year, came 19th over and took one of the best T20 bowlers in the world, Rashid Khan, to the cleaners with a huge six on the list. very first ball he faced in his IPL career. He would hit him for another six before dying for a brief but valuable cameo of 14 in six balls. Despite the run count not being that high, Rizvi’s big stroke and positive intent stood out while facing a world class bowler. Many praised the fact that he didn’t break a sweat at all while launching Rashid for those two sixes.

In a video posted by the IPL’s official X-handle, Rizvi said he was determined to launch every ball that landed on his radar into the air.

“As was the situation in the 19th century when I was sent, if a delivery was on my radar, I would give it a big hit. The very first ball was in my area and I hit it for a six,” Rizvi said, who shot to fame last year with his exploits in the UPT20 League.

He scored 455 runs in 10 matches at an average of over 50, with two tons and a fifty. His runs had a strike rate of over 188. In 11 T20s for UP, he scored 295 runs at an average of 49.16 and an SR of over 134, with two fifties.

Earlier in February, he hit a triple century during the quarter-finals of the Colonel CK Nayadu Trophy against Saurashtra, Rizvi smashed 312 runs in 266 balls. His strokes had 33 fours and 12 sixes. His runs had a strike rate of 117.29.

Rizvi said he was happy to be picked up by the Yellow franchise as it was his lifelong dream to meet Dhoni.

“When the auction took place, CSK picked me up. I was happy because meeting MS Dhoni was a dream, let alone playing with him. It came true. I got to learn a lot from him and the staff. try to learn as much as possible.” do as much as possible and do it well,” the batsman said.

Recalling Dhoni’s advice, Rizvi said the Indian World Cup-winning skipper asked him to play his natural game.

“MSD has told me that I have to play the way I do. He has told me that the game is the same, the skill is the same, but the mentality is different. He has asked me not to feel pressure and to play according to situation.” said to take care of my nerves in the first match in front of a big crowd,” Rizvi said.

On his shirt number, Rizvi said that he originally wore number seven but had to settle for number one as his favorite number was already taken by none other than Dhoni.

“My jersey number is seven. That’s part of bhaiya (Dhoni). That’s why I couldn’t get it. So I got jersey number one. On this team, everyone loves and supports each other. I played IPL for the first time and everyone cheered for me with all their hearts. When I want to ask something, I ask my fellow players. I ask them about the mentality of hitting. I want to learn these things,” he concluded.

At the start of the match, GT put CSK to bat first. Fiery knocks from Rachin Ravindra (46 in 20 balls, with six fours and three sixes), skipper Ruturaj Gaikwad (46 in 36 balls, with five fours and a six) and Dube (51 in 23 balls, with two fours and five sixes) took CSK to 206/6 in 20 overs.

Rashid Khan (2/49) and Spencer Johnson (1/35) were among the bowlers’ choices for GT.

During the chase, GT lost wickets at regular intervals. Sai Sudharsan (37 in 31 balls, with three fours), Wriddhiman Saha (21 in 17 balls, with four boundaries) and David Miller (21 in 16 balls, with three fours) tried to resist but just failed. enough. GT were restricted to 143/8 and lost by 63 runs.

Tushar Deshpande (2/21), Deepak Chahar (2/28) and Mustafizur Rahman (2/30) were the best bowlers for CSK.

Dube took home the ‘Player of the Match’ award.

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