IPL 2022 | My dream is to play under MS Dhoni, says Chetan Sakariya

Young Indian fast bowler Chetan Sakariya in a chat revealed that he had a dream of bowling under Chennai Super Kings (CSK) Captain Mahendra Singh Dhoni. Chetan Sakariya believes the former India captain has helped many bowlers grow and thinks he too can learn more from Dhoni.

The 15th edition of Indian Premier League (IPL) is set to start the last week of March, and ahead of the next tournament season, a mega auction is scheduled for February 12-13 in Bengaluru. IPL franchises will be eager to build their core team with picks from the mega auction. IPL 2022 will be an exciting season as 10 teams will compete for the coveted trophy.

Several Indian bowlers have registered their names for the mega auction, and former Rajasthani Royals Pacemaker Chetan Sakariya will attract franchises as the speedster put up brilliant bowling performances in the league’s cash-rich last season. Meanwhile, Sakariya said his dream was to play under MS Dhoni in the IPL. The left-arm pacer believes playing under the former India captain can take his game to a different level.

“The last auction changed my life. My dream is to play under MS Dhoni. He has helped so many bowlers evolve. And to pick his brain, to watch him prepare, can take my game to a different level,” Sakariya told News9.

“Dhoni is every bowler’s dream and it will be surreal to play and learn with him. I would love to play with him if I get the chance. But of course I will do my best in any team I go to,” he added.

The 23-year-old fast bowler appeared in 14 matches for Rajasthan Royals in IPL 2021 and scalped 14 wickets with an 8.19 save rate. The left-arm pacer made an impressive debut in the IPL after going three wickets on his debut against the Punjab Kings. After an impressive IPL season, Sakariya won his first Team India call-up and played two T20Is and a single ODI against Sri Lanka in 2021. The speedster could only manage one wicket in two T20Is he played for India, however, the 23-year-old was brilliant in his only ODI match and scalped two wickets.

The fast bowler has set his base price at Rs 50 lakhs for this year’s IPL mega auction.

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