“Whenever you ever sit down with Mahi bhai for a chat, he has so many stories to tell, so many anecdotes to narrate. The stories are also really enjoyable to listen to. Basically, he’s a very good story-teller, so it is always great fun to sit with him and chat,” mentioned Mohit throughout the chat present Homerun with AV with sports activities commentator Arun Venugopal on his YouTube channel Gethist Creative.
Mohit remembered his first interplay with the previous Indian captain who’s now main Chennai Super Kings within the IPL.
“Actually, I couldn’t speak with Mahi bhai for a long time. I had actually played with him even in the past (before being a part of Chennai Super Kings). After he had scored runs for India against Pakistan, we were playing an Air India tournament near Shimla, and Mahi bhai was also there. I played alongside him there. Two or three matches (in the IPL) had gotten over, and I hadn’t had any conversation with him at all. Finally, I mustered enough courage to go up to him and say “Mahi bhai, we’ve performed collectively prior to now, do you bear in mind?”
“He replied saying “I remember very well, Mohit. In fact, we have met twice before.” He proceeded to inform me that aside from assembly throughout the Air India event, we had met once I was the online bowler throughout an India-England recreation in Faridabad. That was my first chat with Mahi bhai. The dialog went on for practically 30 minutes, and it was throughout a recreation in opposition to Kings XI Punjab in Mohali,” he mentioned.
Mohit mentioned Dhoni understands a participant properly and that makes him a great captain.
“He understands a participant extraordinarily properly. During my first 12 months with the Chennai Super Kings, he did not ask me to set my very own fields as a result of he had seen what my strengths and weaknesses have been. At that point, he wished me to solely deal with the strain of bowling. He mentioned he would care for it and took the strain off me. The subsequent 12 months, he advised me that I used to be able to set my very own fields in keeping with my bowling plan. When you have got performed the IPL for a 12 months and have additionally performed for India, how a captain makes the participant issues so much.
“Mahi bhai trusted me to take responsibility and that taught me a lot. I had a lot of success that IPL season and won the Purple Cap, In 2015 – because I take my time between deliveries – Mahi bhai said he wouldn’t tell me too many things and asked me to set my fields as I walk back to the top of my run-up,” he mentioned.
But off the sector, Mohit mentioned Dhoni is a really affable individual. “Mahi bhai shuts his door only when he sleeps. We spend most of the time with him. So, you can walk into his room at any time and talk about anything under the sun. In fact, there are quite a lot of players who obviously want to learn from someone like Dhoni when he is in your team. So, most of us players would try to spend our free time with him,” he mentioned.
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