MS Dhoni and Hardik Pandya
India’s Hardik Pandya with Mahendra Singh Dhoni. (Photograph by PUNIT PARANJPE/AFP/Getty Pictures)

Hardik Pandya has revealed the phrases from legendary MS Dhoni that grew his confidence throughout his early days in worldwide cricket. Dhoni has been recognized for grooming children into world-class gamers and there are not any higher examples than Virat Kohli or Rohit Sharma, who’ve been sensational within the final decade for India.

Underneath Dhoni’s captaincy, Hardik made his debut in 2016. The all-rounder captained Gujarat Titans to their maiden IPL 2022 title in his very first stint as a captain and it was considered one of his finest seasons with the bat as nicely. He has recovered from his again damage and has been recalled to the Indian aspect for the upcoming five-match T20 internationals towards South Africa.

Pandya talked about the variety of established stars India had when he first got here into the setup and recalled his debut the place he went for 19 runs in his first over. He mentioned that he felt Dhoni wouldn’t flip to him for an additional over, however as an alternative he was backed by the skipper as he completed with 2 for 37 in his three overs.

I used to be very blessed and fortunate to play beneath Mahi Bhai: Hardik Pandya

“After I joined the Indian staff, I noticed guys whom I had seen rising up – Suresh Raina, Harbhajan Singh, Yuvraj Singh, MS Dhoni, Virat Kohli, Ashish Nehra. Even earlier than I performed for India, they have been the celebs. For me, once I went there it was a giant factor. So clearly the type of debut I had – I believe I’m the primary cricketer who had gone for 21 runs (19 runs) in his first over – I genuinely felt that okay, this may be my final over. However I used to be very blessed and fortunate to play beneath Mahi bhai who confirmed lot of belief in us which has helped us attain the place we did,” Hardik advised SGTV podcast.

Hardik went on to say how his confidence went up the ladder after MS Dhoni‘s trustworthy phrases and defined what he felt after getting an assurance from Dhoni that he shall be within the World Cup staff.

“Simply after the third sport of my worldwide profession, Mahi bhai advised me you may be within the World Cup staff. So for me, to play World Cup or to get to know that within the third sport I simply obtained to learn about this. I didn’t even bat in that sport however he assured me that you’ve expressed your self. Yeah, it was only a dream come true,” he added.