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Master and apprentice: Jharkhand's Ishan Kishan gets wicket-keeping aid from MS Dhoni

DECCAN CHRONICLE
Published Apr 29, 2018, 4:41 pm IST
Updated Apr 29, 2018, 4:41 pm IST
Youngster Ishan Kishan was spotted learning the tricks of the trade from the former Team India captain.
 Dhoni achieved another milestone on Saturday as he became the first player in IPL history to captain 150 games.(Photo: Instagram)
  Dhoni achieved another milestone on Saturday as he became the first player in IPL history to captain 150 games.(Photo: Instagram)

Pune: Mahendra Singh Dhoni is one such player with a sharp cricketing brain. Be it, seniors or youngsters, they never shy to approach the veteran cricketer whenever his important advice is needed. And despite Dhoni's contribution on the field, his valuable inputs go a long way.

With his growing age, Dhoni still remains one of the best in the business behind the stumps and his lightning-quick wicket-keeping reflexes are second to none. And on Saturday, as Mumbai Indians (MI) clashes with Chennai Super Kings (CSK) in the 2018 Indian Premier League (IPL), youngster Ishan Kishan was spotted learning the tricks of the trade from the former Team India captain.

 

Kishan, who has played multiple times with Dhoni for Jharkhand, could be seen receiving a few wicket-keeping tips.

“Dhoni bhai saw me at the nets and walked up to me and said that I needed to curtail my attacking instincts, to begin with. He believed that to play a long innings I needed to be a little more compact and I did just that. He asked me to change my stance as well and when it comes from someone like Dhoni bhai, you know you can trust his observation. I got time to rework my stance and train with my new stance during the camp ahead of the season and I realised that I was feeling a lot better at the crease. I have maintained that stance since and I have seen that it has enhanced my batting,” the 19-year-old said recently in an interview with CricketNext.

 

Coming back to the match, Dhoni achieved another milestone as he became the first player in IPL history to captain 150 games. However, it was a day to forget for CSK as Rohit Sharma guided the Paltans to their second win of the season.  

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