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It’s just mind-boggling how people absolutely worship MS Dhoni: Sam Billings

June 1, 2021

Written By,

Ankit Seth

English wicketkeeper-batsman Sam Billings praised MS Dhoni and stated that it's astonishing to see how people in India worship him. The fan following of former Indian skipper MS Dhoni is enormous, and sometimes, cricketers from all around the world get surprised to witness it. England wicketkeeper-batsman Sam Billings is one such player who finds it amazing how the Chennai Super Kings skipper is idolized in India.

Sam Billings had shared the dressing room with MS Dhoni while playing for Chennai in the Indian Premier League until 2019. While speaking on the Headstrong podcast, Billings said that it was a huge honor for him to play under MS Dhoni and observe him closely for quite a long period of time. The English batsman also called India his favorite place to play the sport. Furthermore, he talked about the craziness of the sport in the country, stating that people in India absolutely adore and worship the game.

My focus is on the T20 World Cup in India: Sam Billings

The 29-year-old wicketkeeper-batsman was part of CSK for two seasons. He featured in 11 matches for the Yellow Army. In those 11 games, he had scored 108 runs, including a half-century. The batsman was also a part of the team when they lifted the trophy in 2018, after defeating Sunrisers Hyderabad in the final. In 2021, Delhi Capitals acquired his services, but Sam didn't get a game before the tournament came to an abrupt halt.

Meanwhile, Sam Billings was part of England's white-ball team that had visited India earlier this year. The wicket-keeper batsman warned the benches throughout the five-match T20I series. He finally got a chance in the third and last One Day International. Considering Billings is not a regular face in England's cricket team, he might not be the first-choice line-up. Thus, it would be interesting to see whether the batsman features in the T20 World Cup or not. Sam Billings has set his eyes on the forthcoming T20 World Cup. The 29-year-old has an excellent opportunity to cement his place in the purest form of the game.

Sam has replaced injured wicket-keeper Ben Foakes in England's Test for the two-match home series against New Zealand. The Test series is going to start on June 2. Sam Billings, who is yet to make his Test debut, must be very determined to perform well against Kiwis if any opportunity comes.

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Written By,

Ankit Seth