Ahead of the Qualifier 1 of the IPL, Gujarat Titans skipper Hardik Pandya has paid tributes to Chennai Super Kings captain Mahendra Singh Dhoni and said he will always be a Dhoni fan.
“A lot of people think Mahi is serious and all that. For me, I crack jokes and I don’t see him as Mahendra Singh Dhoni,” he said in a video posted by Gujarat Titans
Captain. Leader. Legend.@msdhoni is an emotion 💙 Here’s a special tribute from @hardikpandya7 to the one and only Thala ahead of a special matchday in Chennai! 🤝#GTvCSK | #PhariAavaDe | #TATAIPL Playoffs 2023 pic.twitter.com/xkrJETARbJ— Gujarat Titans (@gujarat_titans) May 23, 2023
“Obviously, I have learned a lot of things from him, a lot of positive things, which I’ve learned from him just while watching, not even much talking. But for me, he’s just my dear friend, dear brother, who I do pranks, who I chill with.
“I’ll always be a Mahendra Singh Dhoni fan, and for so many fans out there and so many cricket lovers. You need to be a proper devil to hate MS Dhoni.”
Unfortunately, Hardik’s GT lost to Dhoni’s CSK in the first playoff on Tuesday evening at Chepauk.
Lucknow Super Giants and Mumbai India’s will lock horns today in Chennai in the eliminator round.
Winner team will face Hardik’s Gujarat in playoff 2 on May 25. Winner will play against Chennai in the IPL 2023 final in Ahmedabad.