For speedster Khaleel Ahmed, there’s nobody like MS Dhoni
The 21-year-old speedster uploaded a picture with Dhoni.
Updated - Jan 30, 2019 6:38 pm
MS Dhoni is at the fag end of his cricketing career at the age of 37 and 2019 may turn out to be his final year in international cricket. He made his debut in 2004 against Bangladesh and didn’t look back after that. In 2007, he guided the team to victory in the T20 World Cup in South Africa and he went on to flourish even as the captain. He also won the 50-overs World Cup and the 2013 Champions Trophy.
It’s 2019 and Dhoni hasn’t run out of gas by any stretch of the imagination. The Jharkhand-born bagged the Player of the Tournament against Australia as he scored three consecutive half-centuries, all of which came in the run-chase. The experienced campaigner has also done exceptionally in the ongoing five-match ODI series against New Zealand where he has looked comfortable so far, batting in the middle order.
Khaleel lauds Dhoni
Apart from his cricketing prowess, Dhoni has also acted as a guiding light for a number of youngsters. When he’s behind the stumps as the wicketkeeper, he keeps sharing insights about what’s going on in the batsman’s mind and the suggestions have worked wonders for the bowlers. Recently, young Indian fast bowler Khaleel Ahmed also expressed his admiration for the veteran MSD.
The 21-year-old speedster uploaded a picture with Dhoni and hailed him as a ‘legend’. Moreover, he captioned the picture and wrote, “Nobody like him #MahiBhai #Legend #IndianCricketTeam #BCCI”
Here is Khaleel’s post
— Khaleel Ahmed (@imK_Ahmed13) January 30, 2019
Khaleel made his debut in the 2018 Asia Cup match against Hong Kong and has done reasonably well. In seven ODIs and six T20Is, Khaleel has notched 11 and six wickets respectively. He notched his best bowling figures of 3/13 against the Windies at the Brabourne Stadium in Mumbai. He is currently in New Zealand for the ODI series but is yet to play a match.