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'His role was crucial,' Shivam Dube credits MS Dhoni after making India comeback

Published at :June 4, 2024 at 7:49 PM
Modified at :June 4, 2024 at 7:49 PM
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Shivam Dube added that MS Dhoni’s advices helped him lot during IPL 2024.

Indian all-rounder Shivam Dube has credited legendary Indian cricketer MS Dhoni for helping him make a comeback in Indian side. In the Indian Premier League (IPL) 2024, Dube played for Chennai Super Kings (CSK) along with Dhoni.

The left-handed batter Dube, had a stunning run with the bat in the IPL 2024. The hard-hitter smashed 396 runs in 14 matches with an impressive strike rate of 162.30, which included three fifties.

Overall, in 41 matches for CSK, Shivam Dube has smashed 1103 runs at an average of 34.47 and a fabulous strike rate of 159.16, which includes eight half centuries.

Mahi bhai’s role was crucial: Shivam Dube

After performing well with the bat for CSK in IPL 2024, Dube earned his maiden call-up for an ICC event. He has been included in the India squad for ongoing ICC T20 World Cup 2024. Ahead of India’s first encounter of the tournament, Dube has credited MS Dhoni on making comeback to the Indian side. Dube added that when Dhoni gives advice, it gives him confidence and Dhoni’s small advices helped him improve his cricket drastically.

“Mahi Bhai’s role was crucial (in my comeback) because if a legendary player like him judges you and gives you advice then it means a lot to any player. When he tells you something positive, your confidence skyrockets instantly. His small pieces of advice has improved my cricket largely,” said Dube while speaking to Star Sports.

Shivam Dube opens up on his bowling at the ICC T20 World Cup 2024

The Indian cricket team will take on Ireland at the Nassau County International Cricket Stadium in New York on June 5 in the ongoing T20 World Cup 2024. Ahead of the Irish clash, Dube opened up about his bowling and added that he could bowl 2-3 overs at any point in time. 

“I bowled just one over in the IPL, but I got a wicket in that so that’s a big positive and it was important (for confidence). Nevertheless, I had been working in the nets because I knew I had to polish my skills to be there when the situation arose. Rohit bhai and Rahul bhai had told be to express myself as an all-rounder and I have been told that I could be needed to bowl 2-3 overs at any point in time,” Dube added.

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