Asia Cup 2018: Dismissing MS Dhoni main chapter in my book: Ehsan Khan
Khan dismissed both MS Dhoni and Rohit Sharma in the match.
Updated - Oct 3, 2018 3:29 pm
Hong Kong off-spinner Ehsan Khan stole the limelight in the Asia Cup encounter between India and Hong Kong after dismissing MS Dhoni and Rohit Sharma. Khan says that he plans to write a book and bagging Dhoni’s wicket is certainly going to be its main chapter.
Ehsan Khan was able to dismiss MS Dhoni for a duck, which shocked the majority of spectators at the ground. Understandably, the offie was elated after having picked up the prized wicket of the former Indian captain. The 33-year old spinner also got rid of skipper Rohit Sharma in that match.
I would dream of dismising Sachin and Dhoni: Ehsan Khan
Speaking to The Indian Express, he said “In my dreams, I would often think of dismissing Sachin Tendulkar or MS Dhoni. I couldn’t take the wicket of Sachin, but I managed to bag the wicket of Dhoni. This is why I bent down and paid respect (to the pitch).”
“If Sachin is a god, then Dhoni is the ‘king’ of cricket. I have plans to write a book on my career and when I do, Dhoni will be the main chapter. I shall read it to my grandson because life is like a fairytale now,” he added.
The Hong Kong spinner also went on to share his strategy behind Dhoni’s dismissal, saying, “I tried to use the side-arm action, with a straight-ish seam. The Kookaburra ball moves just a bit in the air, it floats through the air and gets the drift. One year of hard work paid off at that moment.”
The Indian players later went to visit the Hong Kong team members, had a casual chat, exchanged suggestions, and clicked some memorable photographs. Ehsan was impressive even in the first match against Pakistan after he got rid of the likes of Fakhar Zaman and Babar Azam to end with figures of 8-0-34-2.