MS Dhoni told me to believe in my abilities, says CSK’s Mukesh Choudhary
By SMCS - Aug 1, 2022 11:15 am
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CSK bowler Mukesh Choudhary has shared his experience on his representing the Chennai Super Kings during the IPL 2022 edition and stated that MS Dhoni advised him to believe in his own abilities. Choudhary had a good IPL season this year with 16 wickets to his name from 13 matches. One of the best moments for him was when his yorker completely surprised Ishan Kishan and shattered his stumps as well.

Mukesh Choudhary
Mukesh Choudhary bowled a phenomenal first over

While speaking to, Mukesh Choudhary shared his experience playing for the CSK and said that he felt very proud in representing the four-time IPL Champions as well. “I never thought I would play for Chennai Super Kings. When I was on the team bus (for the first time), Dhoni tapped me on the shoulder and I was like, ‘Oh this is happening with me’ and I felt very proud,” said Mukesh Choudhary.

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The left-arm pace bowler has also revealed the advice he received from MS Dhoni in between matches. He shared that he used to chat with him every day and also in between matches as well. He further added that Dhoni told him to trust his abilities. He also said that Ruturaj Gaikwad also boosted his confidence during the tournament and asked him to believe in himself as well. He also expressed how he gained a lot of confidence after his performance against Mumbai Indians.

MS Dhoni
Mukesh Choudhary and MS Dhoni

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“In my first two matches, I couldn’t perform to my potential. So, I used to talk to him (Dhoni) every day and also in between matches. Dhoni told me to believe in my abilities. Rutu (Ruturaj) is my friend so he was always there with me, he supported me and gave me the confidence, saying, ‘You have everything, you just have to believe in yourself because for every player it happens, where they go through this phase’. After the Mumbai (Indians) game, I gained confidence and continued to bowl with that confidence,” concluded Mukesh Choudhary.