Watch: MS Dhoni consoles Mukesh Choudhary after two dropped catches

Mukesh Choudhary MS Dhoni
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Mukesh Choudhary MS Dhoni
Image Credits: Twitter

Last night, Chennai Super Kings pacer Mukesh Choudhary had a forgettable game against Royal Challengers Bangalore. While his night started with a bang as the youngster bagged the dream wicket of Virat Kohli with a short delivery, it all went downhill from there.

He spent 40 runs in three overs and clinched only one wicket. Moreover, Mukesh dropped three catches on the night; two of them were regulation takes at this level. However, former India and Chennai Super Kings skipper MS Dhoni was spotted consoling the young pacer.

It was a beautiful gesture from the senior pro as the youngster needed some backing after having a forgettable time on the field. First, Mukesh dropped the debutant Suyash Prabhudessai on 32 off Dwayne Bravo’s bowling. Mukesh Choudhary was stationed at deep mid-wicket, and Prabhudessai hit one straight in his lap but, much to Bravo’s disappointment, he grassed the catch.

The ball kept following Choudhary, and he could not grab it once again in the 15th over. This time, Dinesh Karthik tried to smash the Sri Lankan spinner out of the ground. However, DK failed to connect the ball, and the ball went into the air to Mukesh at the point. However, the Maharashtrian lad again failed to grab the chance, dropping a sitter at the backward point.

MS Dhoni put his hand around Mukesh Choudhary’s shoulders

The match was tense in the middle as Shahbaz Ahmed was going all guns blazing, and dropping Dinesh Karthik could be costly for CSK. However, Maheesh Theekshana cleaned up Ahmed on the very next delivery with a beauty. While the whole team celebrated with the Sri-Lankan spinner, MS Dhoni walked to Mukesh Choudhary and had a few words with him.

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Chennai Super Kings have managed to win their first game of the season with a 23-run win over RCB. They will now face Gujarat Titans in their next game and hope to build some momentum with back-to-back wins.