File photo of MS Dhoni.© BCCI/IPL
Pakistani pacesetter Haris Rauf was delighted to receive a “wonderful gift” from former Indian skipper MS Dhoni. Rauf took to Twitter and revealed that he had been awarded a Chennai Super Kings (CSK) number “7” jersey from Dhoni. He also thanked Dhoni and the CSK team manager for the gift. “The legend & capt cool @msdhoni honored me with this beautiful gift his shirt. The ‘7’ still wins hearts for his kind and goodwill gestures. @russcsk special thank you very much for the kind support”, Rauf tweeted Friday along with two photos of the jersey.
The legend & capt cool @msdhoni honored me with this beautiful gift his shirt. The “7” still wins hearts for his kind gestures of goodwill. @russcsk special Thank you so much for the kind support. pic.twitter.com/XYpSNKj2Ia
— Haris Rauf (@HarisRauf14) January 7, 2022
Although Rauf never got the chance to play against Dhoni, he played with Pakistan’s XI last year when the two teams met in the T20 World Cup Super 12 stage.
Notably, the veteran wicketkeeper batter was part of India’s backroom staff. Pakistan had defeated India by 10 wickets in that game at the Dubai International Stadium.
Dhoni, who announced his retirement from international cricket in August 2020, will now be seen in action during the upcoming 15th season of the Indian Premier League (IPL).
Dhoni, who was CSK’s second-choice for retention ahead of this year’s mega auction, will be paid a salary of INR 12 crore.
Rauf, on the other hand, is currently in Australia for the current season of the Big Bash League (BBL), where he is part of the Melbourne Stars squad.
The 28-year-old has played two games so far and took three wickets.
The Stars are at the bottom of the BBL points list with three wins and 10 points from 8 games so far.
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