On Thursday, May 25, Chennai Super Kings (CSK) captain MS Dhoni met his teammate Matheesha Pathirana’s household forward of the IPL 2023 last.
The Sri Lankan household was thrilled to fulfill the legendary skipper. The speedster’s sister, Vishuka, posted a number of snapshots of the meet on Instagram and dropped a heartwarming caption for ‘Captain Cool.’ She wrote:
“Now we’re certain that Malli is in protected arms when Thala mentioned “You don’t have anything to fret about Matheesha, he’s at all times with me. These moments had been even past what I had ever dreamt of.”
Reacting to the publish, the CSK pacer dropped a coronary heart and shocked emojis.
It’s value mentioning that Pathirana has delivered as a loss of life bowler for CSK in IPL 2023. The 20-year-old has to date scalped 17 wickets in 11 video games at an economic system price of seven.72 within the T20 event.
MS Dhoni not too long ago grabbed eyeballs as he made the umpires wait to permit Pathirana to bowl the sixteenth over throughout Qualifier 1 in opposition to defending champions Gujarat Titans (GT) in Chennai on Tuesday, which CSK received by 15 runs.
For the unversed, an IPL participant who leaves the sphere in the course of the match for greater than eight minutes should be on it for the same length earlier than being allowed to bowl.
As per studies, Dhoni argued that he had no different possibility than Pathirana. He reportedly agreed to gradual over-rate and penalty, if any.
MS Dhoni and Lasith Malinga give you contrasting reactions about Matheesha Pathirana’s future in Tests
In a current interview, MS Dhoni mentioned that Matheesha Pathirana shouldn’t play red-ball cricket to extend his profession owing to his distinct bowling motion. The 41-year-old instructed Jio Cinema:
“I personally suppose he isn’t somebody who ought to play a variety of red-ball cricket. I believe he should not even get near it. Even in white-ball cricket, the 50-over model he ought to play as much less as doable.”
“But ensure that he’s match and accessible for all ICC tournaments, and he will probably be a fantastic asset for Sri Lanka. I really feel he’ll serve for a really very long time for Sri Lankan cricket, however we’ll should regulate how a lot he bowls.”
Sri Lanka legend Lasith Malinga, although, feels that there’s nothing unsuitable with Pathirana taking part in red-ball cricket. He instructed ESPNCricinfo:
“MS Dhoni is saying he ought to simply play ICC tournaments. I’m wondering if he is simply saying that for enjoyable (laughs). It’s exhausting to do this if you’re taking part in for the nationwide group. I believe anybody who tells him to not play red-ball cricket is doing that as a result of they suppose he’ll get injured.”
Pathirana will subsequent be seen in motion for CSK in IPL 2023 last in Ahmedabad on Sunday. They will face the winner of Mumbai Indians vs GT in Qualifier 2.