Hardik Pandya on MS Dhoni: Indian cricket team’s star all-rounder Hardik Pandya believes that the 2021 T20 World Cup is the biggest responsibility of his career as the entire burden as a finisher will be on his shoulders in the absence of life coach and brother Mahendra Singh Dhoni. Let us tell you that this is India’s first T20 World Cup without Dhoni, who said goodbye to international cricket last year. India will play its first match in the tournament against Pakistan on October 24. Former captain MS Dhoni has been made the mentor of the team for this tournament.
Only Dhoni can calm me down: Pandya
In an interview given to Cricket Monthly of cricket website ESPN Cricinfo, Hardik Pandya talked about the many challenges of his life and the extraordinary rapport with Dhoni. He said, “It is the biggest challenge of my career, because this time Mahendra Singh Dhoni is not there. Everything is on my shoulders. I think in the same way, because it adds to the challenge for me. It will be an exciting tournament.” While talking about his rapport with Dhoni, Pandya said, “MS has understood me from the very beginning. How I work or what kind of person I am. What I don’t like, everything.”
Mahi bhai slept on the ground himself by giving me a bed – Hardik
Pandya told that Dhoni spoke to him when he was returning to New Zealand tour in 2019 after completing his suspension after controversial remarks on a TV show. He said, “Initially there was no hotel room for me. Then I got a call asking to come here. MS said he doesn’t sleep on the bed. He will sleep downstairs and I on his bed. He is the first person who always stays together,” he said. Were. He knows me deeply. I am very close to him. He can keep me calm.”
The star all-rounder further said, “When all this happened, he knew I needed support. I wanted a shoulder which he gave me many times in my cricket career. I called him MS Dhoni, a great cricketer. Never seen it. To me he is my brother.”