Chennai Super Kings has been a champion side in IPL throughout its course. They have lifted the trophy a total of 4 times with their last victory coming as recently as the 2021 season. Over the years, they have had some fierce fast bowlers. The last couple of seasons has included the likes of Lungi Ngidi and Mark Wood.
In the 2022 auctions, they lost the services of the likes of Wood and Nigidi. In order to make up for the loss, CSK brought in the services of New Zealander speedster, Adam Milne, and the South African pacer Dwaine Pretorius. Adam Milne is a top-gun pacer who can regularly clock speeds of late 140 kmph. He has earlier played for Mumbai Indians and Royal Challengers Bangalore.
Adam Milne on playing under Dhoni
He played in the first game for CSK, against KKR and could bowl only 2.3 overs since KKR chased the total comfortably. Speaking about his experience on CSK TV, he said he cherished the opportunity to play under Dhoni’s captaincy and looked forward to more interactions with him.
He added that “I’ve sort of bowled to him a few times in the game and I’ve bowled to him in some international games before as well. Seen from far again, his captaincy and just his knowledge of the game and just sort of subtle changes. I’m excited to learn more of him and work with him and talk with him about the game of cricket.”
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He further added that he was stunned to see the fan craze for Dhoni and CSK. He said, “You know, to go to a new place and just see, it’s not Chennai and it’s the Chennai team there and just to see how much love they have for the players and obviously towards MS and what he has done for the country. So it’s really special and cool to see the way fans interact with the players and just the fanfare that goes around the IPL.”
Having Fleming as the mentor
Adam Milne went on to add that he was greatly excited to play under the coaching of Stephen Fleming and was glad to have a few Kiwi teammates to share the CSK dressing room with. He described his excitement and added, ” Really pumped to get to Chennai and to have Flem (Stephen Fleming) as the coach who I sort of knew, but I have never worked under him or had too much to do with him, so excited to work with him. You know, to learn from some of the best cricketers in the world, that’s what the IPL is all about.”