Last Update: May 23, 2023, 10:28 AM IST
India all-rounder and Gujarat Titans captain Hardik Pandya considers veteran Chennai Super Kings captain MS Dhoni as his ‘dear brother’ from whom he has learned a lot of positive things.
In a clip shared by GT on Twitter ahead of their IPL 2023 playoff clash against CSK in Chennai, Pandya talks about his equation with the former India skipper.
“Many people think Mahi is serious and all that. For me, I crack jokes and I don’t see him as Mahendra Singh Dhoni. I have learned a lot from him, a lot of positive things not just watching him, talking to him much,” Pandya said.
“For me, he is just my dear brother, dear friend with whom I joke, with whom I have fun. I will always be a fan of Mahendra Singh Dhoni. You need to be a proper freak to hate him, ” They said.
Every time Dhoni has stepped on the field in the current season of IPL, he has been getting a warm welcome. Grounds, whether at home or away, have turned into a sea of yellow to watch the two-time World Cup-winning captain in action.
One of the main reasons behind them is the speculation that IPL 2023 will be Dhoni’s last season as a player. However, he himself has not yet confirmed the talks of retirement.