I’m going to try and bring the calmness and confidence of MS Dhoni into my game – Dwaine Pretorius

South African bowling all-rounder Dwaine Pretorius, who was part of Chennai Super Kings (CSK) in the Indian Premier League (IPL) 2022, has said he will do his best to show legendary Indian captain MS Dhoni’s “calmness and self-confidence.” faith” in his game.

Dwaine Pretorius, who was bought by the four-time champions of the Indian Premier League Chennai Super Kings (CSK) at the Indian Premier League (IPL) 2022 mega auction for his base price of Rs 50 lakh, played just six matches, scoring 44 runs and pick six wickets.

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Speaking about his first stint in the Indian Premier League (IPL), Dwaine Pretorius said that playing in the Indian Premier League was one of his bucket list items and that it was a great experience for him to have the opportunity to play for fourfold. play champion. †

“Playing my first IPL was a great experience. It was one of my bucket list items and that too to get the chance to play for CSK, one of the most successful franchises. I enjoyed every moment. As a player you get a lot of responsibility,” the 33-year-old told PTI news agency.

MS Dhoni.  Photo IPL
MS Dhoni. Photo IPL

He added that he enjoyed playing under the guidance of the legendary Indian captain MS Dhonic at Chennai Super Kings.

“I also really enjoyed playing under Dhoni and hitting with him. The brand equity he has in India shows how great he is and what he’s done for the sport in this country. It was great to be a part there to make out of.

“The most important thing I learned from him is how calm he is in the fold, the way he takes the pressure off himself and tries to put it on the bowler. He made me realize that in death it’s really the bowlers who are under pressure. It was a fresh way of thinking and also he doesn’t get too excited and is always optimistic. He believes he can do anything and I’m going to try to bring his composure and confidence into my game,” added Pretorius.

Appearances in this series will go a long way to secure a spot in the World Cup – Dwaine Pretorius on India T20Is

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The first match of the T20I five-match series between India and South Africa will be played at Arun Jaitley Stadium in Delhi on June 9.

Speaking about the T20I series against India, Dwaine Pretorius said the strong performances in the series will help some Proteas players secure a place in the roster for the 2022 ICC Men’s T20 World Cup, which from October 16 to November 13.

“A strong performance in this series is key for players keeping the T20 World Cup in mind. India is a strong T20 side and if we do well in this series we can see ourselves as a strong contender. Performance in this series will go a long way to secure a spot in the World Cup,” he said.

Dwaine Pretorius went on to say that he wants to win the T20I series for South Africa and establish himself as one of the leading T20 all-rounders.

“You test yourself as a player against some of the best T20 players in the world. Personally, I want to push myself and make a good impact for the team. Personally, I want to win the series that goes to the World Cup.

“I want to establish myself as a leading T20 all-rounder in this series going to the T20 World Cup,” he said.

Also read: MS Dhoni showed great confidence in me: Hardik Pandya on his T20I debut

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