Sri Lankan prodigy Maheesh Theekshana retells a conversation with Dhoni. What did Thala tell the pacer? Read here…

The History of Indian Cricket has changed since the onset of the Indian Premier League. The popularity of the players and the country as well has risen. It’s the most-watched league in the world.

Theekshana’s role in the CSK lineup: 

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Chennai Super Kings, led by MS Dhoni is one of the best teams. The young Sri Lankan player, Maheesh Theekshana played a key role in the side’s title win last year.

Mahesh Theekshana emerged as a consistent performer for Sri Lanka in recent years with his phenomenal performance in his debut for the national team in 2021. He caught the eye of MS Dhoni’s Chennai Super Kings which has truly helped him shine bright like a diamond.

Though Theekshana’s debut didn’t grab much attention, he has proved his ability and his skills. Theekshana took 12 wickets in nine matches during his debut season while maintaining an economy rate (7.46). Under the captaincy of Mahendra Singh Dhoni, the Sri Lankan pacer has taken 23 wickets in 22 games with best figures of 4/33. He was a part of the team that defeated Gujarat Titans in the 2023 IPL Final.

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Dhoni’s trust in Theekshana: 

He said “Last year, I wasn’t pretty good in the field. I dropped 4-5 catches, and I take responsibility for that. Still, they had confidence in me. They didn’t drop me. It is easy to play with him because of that. He knows people can make mistakes, and he gives them chances to improve. That’s the good part about him.” He further added, “It’s a confidence booster. It’s good for me to play under him. It’s a great opportunity for me. All the players who play under him know how good he is with the tactics.

He recalled his time when they were about to leave after the finals, he met MS to say goodbye.”He hugged me and said, ‘Next time, no bowling for you. Only batting and fielding”.

The performances are improving. We have good bowlers and experienced players. There’s a good mix of youngsters and seniors in the squad. So, we have a good chance at the T20 World Cup,” says Theekshana.

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The History of Indian Cricket has changed since the onset of the Indian Premier League. The popularity of the players and the country as well has risen. It's the most-watched league in the world.

Theekshana's role in the CSK lineup: 

Chennai Super Kings, led by MS Dhoni is one of the best teams. The young Sri Lankan player, Maheesh Theekshana played a key role in the side's title win last year.

Mahesh Theekshana emerged as a consistent performer for Sri Lanka in recent years with his phenomenal performance in his debut for the national team in 2021. He caught the eye of MS Dhoni's Chennai Super Kings which has truly helped him shine bright like a diamond.

Though Theekshana's debut didn't grab much attention, he has proved his ability and his skills. Theekshana took 12 wickets in nine matches during his debut season while maintaining an economy rate (7.46). Under the captaincy of Mahendra Singh Dhoni, the Sri Lankan pacer has taken 23 wickets in 22 games with best figures of 4/33. He was a part of the team that defeated Gujarat Titans in the 2023 IPL Final.

Dhoni's trust in Theekshana: 

He said “Last year, I wasn’t pretty good in the field. I dropped 4-5 catches, and I take responsibility for that. Still, they had confidence in me. They didn’t drop me. It is easy to play with him because of that. He knows people can make mistakes, and he gives them chances to improve. That’s the good part about him.” He further added, “It’s a confidence booster. It’s good for me to play under him. It’s a great opportunity for me. All the players who play under him know how good he is with the tactics.

He recalled his time when they were about to leave after the finals, he met MS to say goodbye.”He hugged me and said, ‘Next time, no bowling for you. Only batting and fielding”.

The performances are improving. We have good bowlers and experienced players. There’s a good mix of youngsters and seniors in the squad. So, we have a good chance at the T20 World Cup," says Theekshana.

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