Sam Billings, the hero of Chennai Super Kings (CSK) in their second game against Kolkata Knight Riders (KKR), was captured learning Hindi during the practice session.
CSK official Instagram account shared the video which grabbed a lot of attention. Fans were impressed with the Billings' effort to speak Hindi.
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Billings was purchased by CSK for Rs 1 crore at the IPL players auction in January.
The Englishmen had guided Chennai to a win in their homecoming game, scoring a sparkling 56 off 23 balls. This made him an instant favorite of CSK fans.
The former India captain Kris Srikkanth said about Billings', "For someone who did not grow up playing spin, the class and ease with which he handled the spinners was a treat. The flick off Piyush Chawla will forever remain in my memory. Add the crowd pressure and the occasion, it was a massive effort and it looks like the former winners have unearthed a champion."
"#ThambiSamB showing off his Hindi and teaching a தமிழ் word! You're surely getting there lad! #WhistlePodu #விசில்போடு @sambillings ????????," CSK wrote sharing the video.