CSK won their previous group stage match against SRH
West Indies and Sunrisers Hyderabad (SRH) wicketkeeper-batter Nicholas Pooran has lauded the legendary former Indian and current Chennai Super Kings (CSK) skipper MS Dhoni. The 26-year-old recently shared his picture with MS Dhoni on his Instagram account and praised the former Indian captain.
To note, both SRH and CSK were recently involved in a group stage match of the Indian Premier League (IPL) 2022, which was won by the defending champions by 13 runs. While the CSK skipper made eight runs in that match, Pooran was at his absolute best as he thrashed the CSK bowlers and scored an unbeaten 64* runs in just 33 balls, hitting three fours and six maximums.
The love for him is unreal: Pooran on Dhoni
In the picture, the former Indian captain can be seen giving some advice to the West Indies batter. He reminisced playing against the 40-year-old and also revealed that the entire stadium rooted for MS Dhoni during the match. “It’s electrifying when this guy is in the stadium, the love for him is unreal, Pune was on for him. Definitely one memory in my career I’ll always remember,” Pooran wrote on his Instagram handle.
Talking about Nicholas Pooran’s numbers in the IPL, the left-handed batter has played 42 matches in the tournament in which he has amassed 786 runs at a destructive strike rate of 151.15. He plays at an average of 26.2 and has scored three fifties in the tournament. The southpaw was purchased by the Orange Army during the IPL 2022 mega auction. Earlier, he has represented the five-time champions Mumbai Indians and the Punjab Kings.
Meanwhile, the Orange Army will take on the Delhi Capitals (DC) in their next group stage encounter of IPL 2022. The match is slated to be played at the Brabourne Stadium, Mumbai on May 5 (Thursday). At present, SRH are placed fourth on the points table with five wins in nine matches. However, they have suffered four losses as well.