IPL: MS Dhoni didn’t look rusty during CSK’s training camp says Piyush Chawla

Spinner Piyush Chawla on Thursday said that wicket-keeper MS Dhoni did not look rusty during the Chennai Super Kings (CSK) training camp in March this year.

The Indian Premier League (IPL) was slated to commence from March 29, but the tournament has been postponed indefinitely due to the coronavirus pandemic.

“Honestly speaking, when a guy comes in after such a long break, he is usually rusty. Mahi bhai must have done something in Ranchi. Even after such a long gap, he did not look rusty at all. He used to see off 5-6 balls in the CSK batting sessions and then used to put on a show of big shots,” Chawla told Aakash Chopra on the former India batsman’s official YouTube channel.

“He was batting for long sessions. There were limited people at the camp, with many of them being bowlers. Every batsman (Raina, Rayudu, Mahi Bhai) was playing for 2-2.5 hours at a stretch, they must have been playing 200-250 balls per batsman,” he added.
“Honestly speaking, when a guy comes in after such a long break, he is usually rusty. Mahi bhai must have done something in Ranchi. Even after such a long gap, he did not look rusty at all. He used to see off 5-6 balls in the CSK batting sessions and then used to put on a show of big shots,” Chawla told Aakash Chopra on the former India batsman’s official YouTube channel.