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Sameer Rizvi Shares Valuable Advice From MS Dhoni
By CricShots - Mar 27, 2024 4:49 pm
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Sameer Rizvi, one of Chennai Super Kings’ prized acquisitions in the 2024 Indian Premier League (IPL) auction, recently shared invaluable advice he received from the legendary MS Dhoni. Although Rizvi’s IPL debut against Royal Challengers Bangalore (RCB) didn’t yield immediate results, his subsequent performance against Gujarat Titans (GT) showcased his potential.

Sameer Rizvi
Sameer Rizvi makes a debut with a six

Entering the crease at No. 6, Rizvi wasted no time in announcing his arrival, dispatching GT’s premier spinner Rashid Khan for two consecutive sixes in his very first over. Despite his brief innings of 14 runs from six deliveries, Rizvi left a lasting impression. Following CSK’s comprehensive 63-run victory over GT, the young cricketer shed light on Dhoni’s guidance, emphasizing the importance of sticking to his natural game and maintaining composure.

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“Dhoni bhai advised me to simply stick to my natural game and remain composed. He emphasized that the skills remain the same, albeit with a slightly altered mindset. By playing according to the situation without succumbing to pressure, nervousness can be mitigated,” shared Sameer Rizvi in a video posted by IPL’s official X handle.

Expressing his delight at joining CSK, Rizvi expressed gratitude for the opportunity to interact with MS Dhoni, a dream come true for the Meerut-born cricketer. He acknowledged that playing alongside Dhoni was an unexpected but cherished experience, underscoring his eagerness to absorb as much knowledge as possible during his tenure with CSK.

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“I was ecstatic when CSK selected me in the IPL auction. Meeting MS Dhoni was a lifelong dream, and playing alongside him was beyond my imagination. Engaging in net sessions and learning from him and the coaching staff has been incredibly rewarding. My primary objective is to glean as much wisdom as I can from this esteemed team,” added Sameer Rizvi.