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MS Dhoni discloses his worst fear before the start of IPL 2018 season

Dhoni was again at his humourous best during a media interaction in Chennai.

MS Dhoni
MS Dhoni. (Photo Source: Twitter)

The Chennai Super Kings (CSK) made a scintillating comeback to the Indian Premier League (IPL) foray this year after serving a two-year suspension. They went on to famously win the title once again under the inspired leadership of MS Dhoni. The Men in Yellow defeated the Sunrisers Hyderabad (SRH) in the final on the back of Shane Watson’s scintillating century. However, Ambati Rayudu was the start for them throughout the season batting at the top of the order.

Rayudu revived his international career with his impressive batting in the cash-rich T20 league. However, the skipper Dhoni, before the start of the season, was worried about two players, Shane Watson and Ambati Rayudu, the most. He, on Friday, attended the coffee table book launch which is based on the journey of India Cements in Chennai.

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He received the first copy of the coffee table book, Defying the Paradigm, from the Tamil Nadu Cheif Minister Edappadi K. Palaniswami. During the event, Dhoni recalled his journey with the CSK franchise since the inception of the IPL and also denied the team’s existence without India Cements.

Why was he feared about Rayudu?

MS Dhoni said that before the season started earlier this year, he was afraid of the aggressive nature of Watson and Ambati Rayudu. “The only thing that I was worried before the season was about Watson and Rayudu. They both are aggressive in nature. Rayudu if he feels that it’s a wide or no-ball & if the umpire does not gives it, he will stretch his hands,” Dhoni said.

Interestingly, these two players went on to play a crucial role in the team’s title-winning triumph during the glittering T20 league. More often than not they gave CSK a good start in the powerplay and one of them used to play a big knock and no wonder they ended up scoring the most runs for the team.

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