Deepak Chahar has been Dhoni’s go-to bowler in the Indian Premier League (IPL). The Pacer has worked out well for the Chennai Super Kings (CSK) in the last couple of seasons.
His ability to pick wickets early in the innings with the new ball has been utilized very well by CSK Skipper Dhoni.
Chahar on Sunday, revealed his plan if he had to bowl to Dhoni in the death overs.
The Agra-born Rajasthan seamer further went on to add that when he told his plan to Dhoni, the CSK skipper reacted hilariously.
Speaking to Star Sports’ Cricket Connected, Many was posed the question where he was asked whether he has a secret plan while bowling to Dhoni in the death overs. Deepak admitted that he had discussed the same with Dhoni a few days ago.
Dhoni told Chahar to bowl him a knuckleball. “I had asked the same question to him four days back. He (Dhoni) said ‘knuckleball would be a good option’. And I replied saying that you would hit it out of the park then,” said Deepak.
Well, MS Dhoni is one of the best finishers the game has ever seen. He has won numerous matches for India and CSK in the IPL by bailing his team out of trouble in pressure situations. Despite having seen his power-hitting ability going down with his growing age, Dhoni remains a nightmare for the opposition bowlers in the death overs.
MSD started off for India as a swashbuckling youngster known for his explosive batting, however, he shifted himself into the middle-order after being handed over the captaincy responsibilities and possesses a stellar record when it comes to finishing games. While Dhoni has won several matches for India from improbable situations, he has been brilliant for CSK as well, over the years.
The 38-year-old was in top-notch form in the IPL last year where he finished as the highest run-scorer for CSK with 416 runs from 15 matches to take his team into the final. He finished several games for CSK both while chasing and batting first.