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Mukesh Choudhary discusses what prompted him to start playing cricket

Mukesh Choudhary has made a name for himself by making the most of the opportunities that have come his way while playing for the Chennai Super Kings. While the left-arm pacer has delivered several spectacular spells in the ongoing IPL 2022, his toe-crushing yorker to MI batter Ishan Kishan stood out the most.

Meanwhile, the young bowler has commented on MS Dhoni’s distinct leadership style. Simultaneously, Choudhary has chosen his all-time favorite on-field moment of the renowned cricketer, which happened to be that spectacular six-off Sri Lankan pacer Nuwan Kulasekara in the 2011 World Cup final on April 2, 20211 at the Wankhede Stadium in Mumbai.

“Whenever I see that winning six, I get goosebumps. The moment Dhoni sir hit that winning six and hugged Yuvraj Singh, I decided I would also play for India someday. I used to play cricket, but I began taking the game more seriously after that historic moment. The 2011 World Cup team inspired me a lot”, said Mukesh.

Mukesh was given a regular spot in CSK’s playing XI after all-rounder Deepak Chahar’s stint was cut short due to injury. It should be mentioned, though, that Choudhary has considerable experience under his belt, having recorded 17 scalps in 12 List A matches while representing Maharashtra.

So far, the young cricketer has 11 wickets from eight matches, with an average of 25.45 and an economy rate of 9.82. He’d like to see his name on the Purple Cap list in the future. After a morale-boosting 13-run victory over SRH in the last game, CSK will be looking for another triumph when they face a dejected RCB at Pune’s MCA Stadium.