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IPL 2024: PBKS’ Atharva Taide draws inspiration from Virat Kohli, MS Dhoni

IPL 2024: PBKS’ Atharva Taide draws inspiration from Virat Kohli, MS Dhoni

Taide, was bought by PBKS for Rs 20 lakh in the IPL 2022 auction, made his debut in the 2023 season . He scored 186 runs in seven matches at a strike rate of 144.19, including two fifties.

At just 23 years old, Atharva Taide may not yet be a household name in Indian cricket, but he harbors aspirations of becoming the “next big thing” in the sport. Hailing from Akola, Taide recognizes that he has a significant journey ahead of him to achieve this goal, with the Indian Premier League (IPL 2024) serving as a crucial stepping stone to his success.

Currently representing Punjab Kings (PBKS) in the IPL 2024, Taide gained attention after his remarkable century for Vidarbha in the Ranji Trophy quarter-final against Karnataka. Reflecting on his ambitions, Taide acknowledges the influence of seasoned players such as MS Dhoni, Virat Kohli, and Rohit Sharma. Observing these cricketing stalwarts up close has given him valuable insights and inspiration as he strives to emulate their success in the IPL and beyond.

There’s a sense of calmness in them: Atharva Taide

Atharva Taide mentioned that whenever he meets or sees players like MS Dhoni, Virat Kohli, Rohit Sharma, and Shikhar Dhawan, he senses a remarkable calmness in them. He stated that he closely observes their demeanour both on and off the field, regardless of the circumstances they encounter.

“Whenever I meet or see players like MS Dhoni, Virat Kohli, Rohit Sharma, Shikhar Dhawan, I get a feel there’s a sense of calmness in them. I closely watch how they maintain themselves both on and off the field irrespective of what the situation is.” said Taide to News18

“Also, they have a lot of situational awareness and the best example of this is MS. He knows how to react in a particular situation or how to read a particular player. With Virat, it’s about the energy that he brings on to the field. I think there can’t be anything better than that on a cricket field. If you can lift the team when the chips are down, that’s the best thing you can do for your side.” he concluded

Taide, was bought by PBKS for Rs 20 lakh in the IPL 2022 auction, made his debut in the 2023 season . He scored 186 runs in seven matches at a strike rate of 144.19, including two fifties.

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