‘Meeting MS Dhoni was a dream come true’: Pakistan pace sensation Shahnawaz Dahani

Dahani has been superb in the ongoing PSL

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Shahnawaz Dahani has been absolutely superb in the ongoing edition of the Pakistan Super League (PSL). He has taken 16 wickets in 10 games, and is fourth on the list of the most number of wickets taken in PSL 2022. Moreover, his spell in the first Qualifier propelled Multan Sultans to the final.

Dahani picked three wickets, and went for just 19 runs in his full quota of four overs. Thus, he went on to win the Player of the Match award as well. While the pacer has just played two T20Is for Pakistan, several pundits have already considered him as the next big thing in Pakistan cricket.

During an interview with Cricket Pakistan, Dahani spoke about his idols, as well as his favourite players. He said that he wanted to become like Shane Bond. The Multan Sultans pacer also said that he has started following Jofra Archer.

“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,” said Shahnawaz Dahani. He also spoke about the team environment of the Multan-based franchise. Besides, he then praised his skipper 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 added.

In the meanwhile, Dahani threw light on his interaction with MS Dhoni. He said that meeting the Indian legend was a “dream come true”. Further on, he said that it was an unforgettable moment.

“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 said.

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