‘It will be surreal to play under MS Dhoni’ – Chetan Sakariya ahead of the IPL 2022 mega auction
Chetan Sakariya stated that MS Dhoni has helped in the evolution of several bowlers.
Updated - Feb 4, 2022 10:44 am
Chetan Sakariya will go under the hammer in the upcoming Indian Premier League (IPL) mega auction that will take place on 12th and 13th February in Bangalore. And, ahead of the auction, Sakariya opened up about the admiration that he has for MS Dhoni.
Sakariya said that the previous IPL auctions in 2021 changed his entire life. Adding that his dream is to play under the leadership of Dhoni, the left-arm pacer stated that the Chennai Super Kings’ (CSK) skipper has helped in the evolution of several bowlers.
Sakariya is also eager to pick Dhoni’s brains but said that he is willing to give his best to whichever franchise picks him in the mega auction.
“The last auction changed my life. My dream is to play under MS Dhoni. He has helped so many bowlers evolve. And to pick his brain, watch him prepare, can take my game to a different level. Dhoni is any bowler’s dream and it will be surreal to play and learn under him. I would love to play under him if I get a chance. But of course, I will give my best in whichever team I go to,” said Sakariya as quoted by Times Now.
I want to play for India for at least 10 years: Chetan Sakariya
Chetan Sakariya made his international debut for the Indian side last year during their limited-overs series against Sri Lanka and featured in an ODI and 2 T20I matches. Sakariya said that after he made his debut for the Indian side, he felt like a lion having tasted blood. Adding that he wants to represent the Indian side for at least 10 years at the highest level, Sakariya concluded by stating that his dream is to lead the Indian bowling attack.
“Sri Lanka mein khelne ke baad sher k muh mein khoon lag jane wali baat ho gayi hai. (After playing for India against Sri Lanka, it is like a lion has tasted blood). I want to play for India for at least 10 years. I want to play Test cricket and pick wickets for India across formats. My ultimate dream is to be the lead bowler for India across formats,” concluded Sakariya.