MS Dhoni and Axar Patel
MS Dhoni and Axar Patel. (Photograph Supply: Getty Photographs)

India all-rounder Axar Patel made his debut within the Check format in February 2021 in opposition to England and picked up a complete of seven wickets. However, he was a part of the Check crew throughout India’s 2014 tour of Australia, which marked the final look for the previous captain MS Dhoni within the red-ball format. Axar had changed the injured Ravindra Jadeja within the squad.

He revealed the dressing room ambiance after MS Dhoni introduced his retirement on the 2nd day of the Boxing Day Check in Melbourne on the Breakfast with Champions present hosted by Gaurav Kapur on YouTube. He acknowledged that it was Ravi Shastri who knowledgeable the gamers concerning the resolution of Dhoni and referred to as the assembly, and disclosed that Suresh Raina began crying as quickly as he heard concerning the retirement.

“Everybody was quiet and Ravi (Shastri) Bhai referred to as for a gathering. ‘All people… we have now to make an announcement. Mahi is retiring’. (Suresh) Raina Bhai began crying. I used to be like ‘What simply occurred? Everybody round me was crying. I used to be in one other world, ‘What simply occurred? What’s going on?,” Axar mentioned.

Axar Patel additional recalled the chat with Dhoni, after the retirement announcement. The 28-year-old mentioned, Dhoni pulled his leg by joking that it was because of his arrival, that he was leaving the Indian crew, however quickly hugged him. “I didn’t even know what to say. It was the primary time I used to be assembly Mahi Bhai. However earlier than I mentioned something, he solely mentioned: ‘Bapu you arrived and made me go away? I used to be like ‘what did I do?’. Then I teared up and thought I simply arrived and he’s leaving. Then he mentioned that he’s simply joking after which hugged me,” Axar added.

MS Dhoni is aware of tips on how to get the most effective out of any participant: Axar Patel

After the chat concerning the retirement, Axar picked out the important thing high quality of MS Dhoni, which made him profitable over time. He mentioned Dhoni is aware of tips on how to use the participant in every state of affairs, and has the power to know the participant’s expertise beforehand as properly. “Truly he knew precisely tips on how to use a participant and get the most effective out of him. He knew the participant higher than the participant knew himself. He knew tips on how to extract the juice from the lemon,” Axar added.

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