Sam Billings (TOI Photograph) NEW DELHI: England cricketer Sam Billings recalled his two-year stint with Chennai Tremendous Kings (CSK) within the Indian Premier League (IPL) and revealed how he struck a relationship with skipper Mahendra Singh Dhoni over their love […]
Sam Billings (TOI Photograph)
NEW DELHI: England cricketer Sam Billings recalled his two-year stint with Chennai Tremendous Kings (CSK) within the Indian Premier League (IPL) and revealed how he struck a relationship with skipper Mahendra Singh Dhoni over their love for Premier League membership Manchester United.
Billings acknowledged rubbing shoulders with among the greatest Indian and overseas gamers within the CSK dressing room was a giant studying curve for him, particularly watching Dhoni from shut quarters, as to how he approaches the sport.
“For me, that have, studying from these nice gamers, the abroad guys but additionally the homegrown Indian stars. I imply, no larger star than MS Dhoni by way of my function that I wish to fulfil,” Billings instructed Cricbuzz in a video uploaded on their web site.
“There isn’t any higher particular person to be taught from than MSD. For me, it was nice to select his brains and benefit from the setting he has created there,” he added.
Billings additionally revealed he struck a bond with Dhoni over Manchester United. Dhoni’s love for the ‘Stunning Recreation’ is extensively identified and Billings acknowledged all of the United followers within the CSK workforce used to match soccer matches in Dhoni’s room.
“He’s a giant Man United fan, which actually helps, as am I. He all the time invited me, there’s a couple of Man United followers round. So each time the sport was on, we used to go to his room and watch there,” Billings mentioned.
“It was fairly cool simply to speak about cricket and be taught of him actually, and see how he goes about his enterprise, whether or not it is observe or in video games.”
Billings will not be a part of the 2020 version of the IPL, to be performed between September 19 to November 10 within the UAE, as he had withdrawn his identify from the public sale in December 2019 to give attention to County cricket.