Rahul Tripathi in awe of valuable guidance from MS Dhoni

Rahul Tripathi in awe of valuable guidance from MS Dhoni

"For me, it is just a dream experience and I am extremely thrilled to play with and against world-class players," says Tripathi

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Rising Pune Supergiant opener Rahul Tripathi expressed that he has been extremely lucky to play under stalwarts such as MS Dhoni and Steve Smith. Valuable inputs from the legends of the game worked wonders for the young man from Dhoni’s hometown.

Tripathi has been a revelation in the tournament as he has amassed as many as 388 runs in the tournament in 10 innings at a strike-rate of almost 150 and an average of 29.84. He has provided his team with many flyers in the powerplay and infused much-needed stability in the batting order.

In a recent interview ahead of the all-important IPL finals tomorrow at Rajiv Gandhi International Stadium at Hyderabad, Tripathi specified that it was a dream come true for him to play on the big stage and deliver when the doctor ordered.

A dream come true

“For me, it is just a dream experience and I am extremely thrilled to play with and against world-class players. It’s been a pleasure to train and learn under the guidance of top-notch players like Steve Smith and MS Dhoni. The journey till here has been exhilarating and I look forward to playing with the same spirit in the final,” quoted the stylish right-handed batsman in an interview with IANS.

“My biggest motivation post a loss is to train and practice hard enough to erase the loss by winning the next match. Also, I strongly believe that sometimes losses prove to be a stepping stone to success,” he further added. The opener from the hometown of MSD emphasised the importance of keeping healthy habits and rigorous training to perform at the highest level.

“Eating healthy and exercising is the best way for an athlete to stay fit and perform at his best. It is important for a sportsperson to choose the right nutrients to build muscle and select the right food to help repair injuries. Protein and fiber are essential to include in a sportsperson’s diet,” concluded Tripathi.