IPL 2022: Amit Mishra reveals reason behind MS Dhoni 'eating' his bat before going to bat against DC

MS Dhoni was seen biting his bat in the dressing room during the match against Delhi Capitals.

MS Dhoni
MS Dhoni. (Photo Source: Twitter)
Karthik Nair
Karthik Nair

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MS Dhoni might be nearing 41, but he has shown that age is just a number in the ongoing IPL 2022. Not only has he been entertaining with his outstanding wicketkeeping and finishing abilities so far, but also accepted the challenge of leading the defending champions from the front after his reappointment as captain last week.

Meanwhile, one of Dhoni’s former India teammates and veteran leg-spinner Amit Mishra has come forward and explained the reason behind the legendary skipper ‘eating’ his bat before going out to bat. Mishra has said that the two-time World Cup-winning skipper practices this to keep his bat clean and that one will never see a single piece of tape or thread coming out of his bat.

You won’t see a single piece of tape or thread coming out of MS’s bat: Amit Mishra

Explaining Dhoni’s habit, Amit Mishra took to his official Twitter handle and wrote, “In case you’re wondering why Dhoni often ‘eats’ his bat. He does that to remove tape of the bat as he likes his bat to be clean. You won’t see a single piece of tape or thread coming out of MS’s bat.”

Meanwhile, Mishra found no takers at the IPL 2022 mega auction in February and went unsold. However, he did tell DC boss Parth Jindal that he will always make himself available for the franchise in any role. In the past few months, the leggie has been making an impact on social media.

MS Dhoni, on the other hand, once again played the finisher’s role to perfection in the Chennai Super Kings’ last fixture against the Delhi Capitals at the DY Patil Stadium in Navi Mumbai, eventually propelling them to a match-winning score of 208/6. He remained unbeaten on an eight-ball 21.  His knock included one four and two sixes at an outstanding strike rate of 262.5 as CSK won the game by a massive margin of 91 runs to keep their qualification hopes alive.