South Africa speedster Anrich Nortje on Monday recalled MS Dhoni as a batsman who he thought did not know how one can use his ft and bat whereas bowling to him throughout nets within the 2010 Champions League T20 in South Africa.
Nortje, now with Delhi Capitals in Indian Premier League, was 16 then and was known as upon to bowl on the Chennai Tremendous Kings (CSK) nets. Dhoni was main CSK.
“I wasn’t that massive, so wasn’t scaring anybody. It was age group [that I was playing those days], so I wasn’t that fast,” mentioned Nortje on The Grade Cricketer podcast.
“I bear in mind bowling to MS within the nets there. He did not appear to be he might bat to be sincere. I did not realise it was him. He hit a few balls virtually standing nonetheless and never utilizing any ft as he does. [But] afterwards he was such a pleasant man to see everybody and realise who they had been,” Nortje mentioned from West Indies the place he’s presently positioned with the South Africa crew that is because of play white ball collection.
“I’m not going to lie. I did suppose he did not know how one can bat,” added the 27-year-old. “It was a pleasant buildup seeing everybody round within the nets. They had been simply to dam, get their eyes in.”
The SA pacer helped Delhi Capitals to qualify for the 2020 IPL closing, taking 22 wickets.
Dhoni’s CSK went on to win the Champions League T20 beating South African native crew Warriors within the closing by eight wickets.
Dhoni aggregated 91 throughout 5 innings though he remained not out in three of these innings. He averaged 45.5 due to his unbeaten knocks. His highest was 31 not in and out the ultimate he remained unbeaten on 17.
CSK received the title once more in 2014. Between these two titles by CSK, Mumbai Indians received twice – in 2011 and 2013.