4 Indian fast bowlers whose careers were shaped by MS Dhoni
Bowlers who impressed in their stint with Dhoni
Over the years, Chennai Super Kings has been known for its star-studded line-up. Right from the first season, CSK has gone for high-profile players from all over the world, especially in the batting department. However, on the bowling front, CSK has given chances to a lot of domestic Indian bowlers. MS Dhoni has got this knack of picking up good domestic Indian fast bowlers, grooming them and helping them become better bowlers. After having played under the able captaincy of Dhoni, some of these players even went on to represent the country at the international level. We will look at 4 such fast bowlers who blossomed under Dhoni.
#4 Ishwar Pandey
Even though Ishwar Pandey was picked by Pune Warriors India for the 2013 season, he made his mark playing for Chennai Super Kings in 2014 and 2015. The tall fast bowler from Madhya Pradesh played 23 matches for CSK. Pandey might have taken only 17 wickets in these 23 matches but he played the role given by the team management to perfection.
He bowled tightly in the powerplays and gave away runs at an acceptable economy of 7.41 runs per over. Owing to strong performances in IPL, Pandey was picked up in the national squad for India's tour of New Zealand in 2014. Pandey currently plays for his domestic side, Madhya Pradesh, and is the leader of the bowling-attack.