Chennai Super Kings captain Mahendra Singh Dhoni met Mathisha Pathirana’s family. After this meeting, Mathisha’s sister Vishuka posted a photo on Instagram saying that now my brother is in safe hands.
Former Team India captain Mahendra Singh Dhoni has worked to enhance the talent of young players not only in international cricket but also on a big platform like IPL. In the 16th season of IPL, Dhoni has given a new identity to young bowlers like Tushar Deshpande, Mahesh Teekshana and Mathisha Pathirana. Of these, the bowling of Mathisha Pathirana is also being discussed at the international level, because Pathirana is a Sri Lankan bowler and he has got a new identity under Dhoni’s captaincy.
Malli is now in safe hands – Pathirana’s sister
Chennai Super Kings captain Mahendra Singh Dhoni has met Pathirana’s family after making it to the final of IPL 2023. Pathirana’s family is in India for the final of IPL 2023 and Dhoni met the young bowler’s family on Thursday. Pathirana’s sister Vishuka posted a photo with Dhoni on Instagram saying, “We are now sure that Malli is in safe hands.” Vishuka told that Dhoni told his family that you have nothing to worry about Mathisha, she is with me.
Mathisha has taken 17 wickets in 11 matches
Let us tell you that it was because of Mahendra Singh Dhoni that 20-year-old Mathisha Pathirana was included in his team by the CSK franchise. The young bowler lived up to Dhoni’s expectations and performed brilliantly in this IPL season. Mathisha has so far taken 17 wickets in 11 matches of the season. Last season also he played 2 matches and took 2 wickets.
Dhoni advised to keep Mathisha away from Test cricket
Mathisha has made a mark for herself as a death bowler this season. Yorker specialist Pathirana has won many matches for his team by bowling brilliantly in the death. Because of his bowling action, Mathisha is also known as Mini Malinga. It is not so easy for the batsman to hit on his bowling. Dhoni also praised Pathirana and gave an advice to Sri Lankan cricket. He had said that this fast bowler should not play all formats, because a bowler with a sling bowling action is more prone to injury than playing all formats.