Poonam Yadav names MS Dhoni as one of her favourite cricketers

Poonam Yadav names MS Dhoni as one of her favourite cricketers

Poonam was one of India Women's star bowlers in the 2020 T20 World Cup.

Poonam Yadav and MS Dhoni
Poonam Yadav and MS Dhoni. (Photo Source: Twitter)

Poonam Yadav was one of the star performers in the 2020 edition of the Women’s T20 World Cup in Australia. In the very first encounter, she spun a web around the hosts’ batting unit and guided India to a comprehensive victory at the Sydney Showground Stadium. On the back of her incredible performance, India finished the Group A on top of the points table, winning four matches.

She couldn’t make much of an impact in the final though. But she has conjured roars from the cricketing fraternity for her courage to toss the ball up on a regular basis. Poonam had a few injury concerns going into the tournament and also missed the T20I tri-series, featuring Australia and England, that preceded the event. It goes without saying she was Harmanpreet Kaur’s go-to-bowler.

In the meantime, Yadav conducted a Question and Answer session on Twitter. A number of fans got their queries answered. One of the supporters asked about her favourite cricketers. Reverting to the same, Poonam named MS Dhoni and Neetu David, the former Indian women’s cricketer. The 28-year-old from Agra replied to the fan and wrote, “Mahi bhai aur Neetu David di,”

Here is Poonam Yadav’s reply

Questions over Dhoni’s comeback

Dhoni has been an enigmatic figure in Indian men’s cricket. After making his debut in 2004, he has only grown in stature and his fandom hasn’t died down. However, after his appearance for India in the 2019 World Cup, the 38-year-old hasn’t played any sort of competitive cricket.

That has cast doubts over his future in the national team. He is next scheduled to take part in the 2020 edition of the Indian Premier League (IPL) for the Chennai Super Kings (CSK). But the start of the T20 league has been postponed from March 29 to April 15 due to the COVID-19 outbreak.

David, on the other hand, was one of India’s stalwarts during her playing days. She took part in 10 Tests and 97 ODIs where she picked up 41 and 141 wickets respectively. She made her debut against New Zealand way back in 1995 at Nelson and her illustrious career lasted 13 years until 2008.