'Aap Dhoni hai, mai Dahani hoon' - Shahnawaz Dahani in chat with MS Dhoni during net session

‘Aap Dhoni hai, mai Dahani hoon’ – Shahnawaz Dahani in chat with MS Dhoni during net session

Shahnawaz Dahani is part of the travelling reserves of Pakistan squad in T20 World Cup.

Shahnawaz Dahani and MS Dhoni
Shahnawaz Dahani and MS Dhoni. (Photo Source: Twitter)

India and Pakistan are gearing up for the marquee clash set to be played on Sunday (October 24) in Dubai. Both the sides are sweating it out in the nets even as the Super 12 stage of the T20 World Cup commenced on Saturday (October 23). As for the players are concerned, the Men in Green have included a pace bowling sensation in Shahnawaz Dahani in their extended squad.

No wonder he seems excited to make the difference for his team in the World Cup. Although the hype is huge outside, India and Pakistan players have huge admiration for each other and it has been on display multiple times before.

Another such incident took place on Saturday when Dahani noticed team India’s mentor MS Dhoni walking at the venue during Pakistan’s practice session, the youngster called out the veteran. The duo were involved in a brief conversation as well and interestingly, Dahani was heard saying, “Aap Dhoni hain…mai Dahani hoon.”

In response, MS Dhoni said, “I am getting older now,” and to this, Shahnawaz acknowledged the former India cricketer’s fitness saying, “No, you’re even fitter than before.”

Here’s the video:

Pakistan announce 12-man squad for the marquee clash

Meanwhile, Pakistan have taken a bold step and announced a 12-man squad for the huge game against India. They have decided to go with Haider Ali in their 12 while leaving out Mohammad Nawaz and Sarfaraz Ahmed. Shahnawaz Dahani is not the part of the 15-member squad and is part of the travelling reserves. If the opportunity arises, the pace bowler will be looking to make an impact for his team.

For now, he will have to stay on the sidelines and soak in the amazing atmosphere for the huge game between the two sides. Pakistan will be looking to register their first win over India in the World Cups. They have lost on all 12 occasions against their arch-rivals in both T20 and 50-over World Cups.