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‘I feel Matheesha Pathirana should not play red-ball cricket’: MS Dhoni

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Chennai Super Kings’ pacer Matheesha Pathirana rattled Mumbai Indians batters in course of the highest of the first innings and restrict the friends to 139.

On Saturday, Pathirana blended his lengths as so much as he diversified his tempo and accomplished with 3-15 in 4 overs bowling on the demise.

His effectivity not solely enhanced his fame of being this season’s demise over specialist however as well as drew reward from his captain MS Dhoni.


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“People who don’t have very clean (conventional) action, batsmen have a difficult time picking it and when trying to go after the bowler,” acknowledged Dhoni on the put up match presentation.

“But his consistency, varitation, pace makes him special. What’s important is to keep an eye on how much cricket he is playing.”

Stating his opinion on the proper method to deal with Pathirana’s workload, Dhoni acknowledged, “I feel he should not play red-ball cricket, not even get close to it, even play only ICC tournaments with ODIs and keep the rest as less as possible, because he’s not someone who’ll change a lot.”

“This is what he’ll do. So you can always use him at crucial times. But make sure he’s fit and available for all the ICC tournaments and he’ll be a great asset for Sri Lanka. Not to forget, he’s a really young boy. Last time he came, he was very lean but has put on muscle and is stronger. I feel he’ll serve for a long time in Sri Lankan cricket but he’ll have to keep an eye on how much he bowls,” Dhoni concluded.