WATCH: England cricketer David Willey wants to wake up as MS Dhoni for a day

Willey wants to know how it feels like to be Dhoni.

MS Dhoni and David Willey | GETTY
Mark Wood and David Willey, the two English cricketers, who were part of Chennai Super Kings side in the recently concluded IPL 2018, recently appeared in a talk show named 'Bhajji Blast' hosted by Harbhajan Singh.

The two had fun on the show. They were seen singing famous Punjabi song 'Bolo Tara rara' after Harbhajan asked them to. The two revealed many things about their cricketing journey. Willey, whose father was himself a cricketer and then became an umpire, talked about his childhood and how being surrounded by cricketing stuff helped him pick cricket as his career.

The duo was asked about who they would like to be for one day? “If you could wake up as anyone who would that be," Harbhajan questioned. On which, Wood said he would love to wake up as Lennox Lewis, a former professional boxer who was three-time world heavyweight champion.

Willey wanted to be MS Dhoni for a one day. He wants to walk a mile in his shoes just to know how it feels to be like him. 

The all-rounder was named a replacement for injured Kedar Jadhav in Chennai side. Willey had almost put his Yorkshire contract on stake to play for CSK.

David, who played under Dhoni and said he learned a lot during his stint with Chennai,  “I learned just as much from watching guys like him as I did from the few games I played in. How calm he is and how he thinks about the game when he is batting was great to learn from. Things like that are invaluable when you are learning about the game.”

When Dhoni had won the game for CSK against Royal Challengers Bangalore, Willey was awe-struck by the magic of his IPL skipper. 

 


By Sihyeu Singh - 18 Jul, 2018

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