New Delhi | Jagran Sports Desk: Indian pacer Mohammed Shami in a conversation with Rohit Jungal on Instagram talked about MS Dhoni on Tuesday where he revealed that the team missed the presence of the captain cool both off and on the field.

Mohammad Shami, reminiscing the memories with MS Dhoni, also shared that he missed the late night chats with the former captain. He added that MS Dhoni used to sit with everyone and have dinner and fun moments with everyone. He expressed his hopes of seeing the veteran return to the field soon.

"I played in all the formats under him barring IPL. With regard to guidance, he will always treat his teammates in such a way that you won't even feel that he is MS Dhoni. He is such a big player. I have a lot of memories about him. Now also we think, Mahi Bhai will come and it will be fun playing," Mohammad Shami said.

Earlier this year, India spinner Yuzvendra Chahal also admitted on Chahal TV that the Indian cricket team missed Dhoni a lot.

Amid the pandemic the 29-year-old, Mohammad Shami has also set up food distribution centres for the poor migrants near his house in Sahaspur, Uttar Pradesh. The BCCI posted a video of Shami, who is seen wearing a mask and gloves, handing out food packets and masks to people travelling in buses and those at the food distribution centres. 

It is hard to fully comprehend just how popular Mahendra Singh Dhoni really is. The attention he garners is certainly rare. No matter which corner of the world the Indian cricket team plays in, no matter which city Chennai Super Kings plays in, no matter the other players involved in the match – the loudest cheer is always reserved for Dhoni.

Ever since the World Cup ended in July last year, MS Dhoni’s future has been the talk of the town. Even while the tournament was going on, reports suggested that the former India skipper would retire after the end of the World Cup.

However, he sprung a big surprise by taking a sabbatical from the game which is yet to end. His sabbatical would have ended this month in the Indian Premier League (IPL). He had also started training for the league in Chennai before the BCCI suspended the league in the wake of the coronavirus outbreak. 

Posted By: Talib Khan