"Meeting him was a dream come true," Shahnawaz Dahani recalls his interaction with MS Dhoni

Shahnawaz Dahani had met MS Dhoni during the 2021 T20 World Cup in UAE.

MS Dhoni and Shahnawaz Dahani | Twitter

Pakistan pacer Shahnawaz Dahani wishes to meet his role model England fast bowler Jofra Archer, who is currently away from cricket and recovering from his injury.

Dahani, in an interview with Cricket Pakistan, said that he used to follow ex-New Zealand speedster Shane Bond initally. But now after his retirement, Archer is his inspiration. 

"I used to follow New Zealand's Shane Bond and wanted to become a pacer with fast speed just like him but after his retirement, I started to follow England's Jofra Archer and my wish is to meet him soon," Dahani said.

ALSO READ: WATCH - "My answer is 'Yes'," Shahnawaz Dahani on rumors of Sarah Taylor's marriage proposal

The 23-year-old had met former India cricketer MS Dhoni during the 2021 T20 World Cup. Dhoni was part of the support staff as team mentor and Dahani got to meet him after the clash between India and Pakistan.

Dhoni gave life advice, along with cricketing tips to Dahani. "It will take a lot of time for me to explain the level of Mahendra Singh Dhoni. Meeting him was a dream come true and I can't forget that moment. His words were quite beneficial as he told me about life, how to live life, respecting the elders. 

"He told that there will be bad and good days in cricket but you have to embrace it and stay dedicated to the game you love the most," he added.

Currently, the Multan Sultans pacer is playing Pakistan Super League (PSL 2022) and he praised his captain Mohammad Rizwan. "Our environment in the team is just like a family. Our captain is cool and kind. We have all the freedom from him to execute our plans and a player performs when he is provided freedom and the inside fear vanishes away," he said. 



By - 25 Feb, 2022

    Share Via