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Dream to play under MS Dhoni ‘come true’ for CSK newcomer Sameer Rizvi

Dream to play under MS Dhoni ‘come true’ for CSK newcomer Sameer Rizvi

He was acquired by the Chennai Super Kings for Rs 8.4 crore at Dubai's Coca-Cola Arena.

The IPL 2024 Auction proved to be a remarkable day for Indian uncapped players, as many secured deals worth crores. Sameer Rizvi, a talented 20-year-old batter from Uttar Pradesh, also had a standout moment when he was acquired by the Chennai Super Kings for Rs 8.4 crore on December 19 at Dubai’s Coca-Cola Arena.

Beyond the substantial deal, Rizvi however, expressed his immense excitement about the prospect of playing under the mentorship of none other than MS Dhoni.

Dream came true for Sameer Rizvi

Following the IPL 2024 Auction, Rizvi conveyed his joy, emphasizing that it is a dream come true to be part of a team led by MS Dhoni, one of the most legendary captains in the history of Indian cricket. In an interview with news agency ANI, Rizvi mentioned that even in his dreams, things could not have unfolded better than this.

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“It is everyone’s dream to play under MS Dhoni’s leadership. What’s better than getting to play under a captain like him in your first IPL? Something I had not imagined in my dreams is finally happening. I will get to meet him, spend time with him and play with him. He can groom anyone into a great player and I will get a chance as well,” Rizvi said.

Chennai is renowned for nurturing young talent, with examples like pacer Mukesh Chaudhary and batter Ruturaj Gaikwad experiencing significant growth during their time with the franchise in the IPL.

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Rizvi expressed an earnest hope that his stint with the franchise would contribute to his growth as a player, following in the footsteps of those who have thrived under the guidance of MS Dhoni in Chennai Super Kings.

“Everyone knows that CSK is a champion team and is among the teams that have won the most titles. I have heard a lot about the atmosphere in the team and now will get to live it and become a better player and human being,” Rizvi added.

Rizvi made a significant impact in the UPT20 league this year, showcasing his aggressive batting. The dynamic batter amassed 455 runs in 10 matches, boasting an impressive average of over 50. His outstanding performances included two centuries and a half-century.

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