India wicketkeeper-batter Rishabh Pant, who is currently in the United Kingdom, has revealed that his picture while receiving ODI cap from former India captain MS Dhoni is very close to his heart. He disclosed the same in a recent video uploaded by the Board of Control for Cricket in India (BCCI) ahead of the Test series against England. In the video, Pant was seen participating in a Phone Hack challenge where he provided some interesting responses.
Not only did the Delhi Capitals star tell what his most used emoji was but even revealed that he is not a big fan of selfies. "Most used emoji 😆Favourite selfie pose 🤔Favourite Instagram post 📱We played a fun segment of Phone Hack with #TeamIndia wicket-keeper @rishabpant and he had some interesting responses 👌👌 A special feature with him coming soon on bcci.tv," the BCCI's post was captioned.
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In the video, Pant says how he looks up to MS Dhoni for suggestions regarding his life on and off the field and thus, his picture with him on Instagram while receiving his cap is one of his most special ones. While Pant recently recovered from COVID-19, Dhoni was spotted in a charity football match in Mumbai.
MS, who announced his retirement from international cricket in 2020, will be back to leading the Chennai Super Kings once the tournament resumes in UAE. While he led India to win 2007 T20 World Cup, the 2011 50-Overs World Cup and the 2013 Champions Trophy apart from leading the nation to the Test mace, he also has a stellar record at the helm.
In fact, CSK under Dhoni had reached the Playoffs of every single season they had participated in, until the 2020 edition where they became the first team to get knocked out. However, they were back to playing the brand of cricket they are known for in 2021 before COVID-19 forced the suspension of the tournament.
Dhoni would be hoping to carry forward the same momentum in the UAE leg of the competition, although the availability of some of their key players responsible for that renaissance, the likes of Moeen Ali and Sam Curran, remain in doubt.