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MS Dhoni is the God of Jharkhand cricket: Saurabh Tiwary

Written by Rohit Pawar

Recently retired from professional cricket Saurabh Tiwary has lavished praise on former India captain MS Dhoni for putting Jharkhand’s name on the cricketing maps of India. Tiwary, whose initial claim to fane was for being a lookalike to the former captain, said that Dhoni is the God of Jharkhand cricket. In an interview with Sports Now, Tiwary mentioned the legendary captain’s involvement in the domestic team’s development over the years.

Dhoni, Saurabh and Varun Aaron were among the few Jharkhand players who got to represent India on an international stage.

“MS Dhoni is the God of Jharkhand cricket. Ever since he started playing for India, people started knowing us as a team. They came to know where Jharkhand is. MS Dhoni gave us confidence and Jharkhand is one of the best teams in the domestic circuit. Whenever he is around or in the town, he comes to attend our practice sessions. Dhoni Bhaiya also gives advice to us before every match. Sometimes, he takes part in the warm-up games also. Dhoni bhaiya’s support is everything for us,” Saurabh told Sports Now.

Saurabh was in awe of Dhoni’s captaincy style and revealed that he always stood with the players no matter what.

“He will stand by you even if you are not performing. He gives a lot of chances to the players. Apart from leading the team, when Dhoni Bhaiya is standing behind the wicket, he helps the bowlers a lot. He would tell you how the wicket is responding and also he will help you with accurate field placements,” he added.

Saurabh could manage to play only 3 ODI matches for India, after making his debut against Australia in 2010.

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