India vs England 4th Test: Shubman Gill ‘misses’ MS Dhoni ‘a lot’. Reason is... | Cricket - Hindustan Times

MS Dhoni receives special mention from Shubman Gill as Rohit Sharma and Co. meet England: ‘Entire India misses Mahi’

By, New Delhi
Feb 22, 2024 06:22 AM IST

MS Dhoni received a special mention from Shubman Gill before India met England in the 4th Test at Ranchi.

Unperturbed by the outside noise, Shubman Gill returned to scoring ways in the ICC World Test Championship (WTC) with a series of crucial knocks against Ben Stokes' England. India's No.3 batter smashed a match-changing century in the 2nd Test against the visitors in Visakhapatnam. Gill then played a stroke-filled knock in the 3rd Test to seal Virat Kohli-less India's record win over England's Bazballers at Rajkot.

Ranchi's own MS Dhoni received a special mention from Shubman Gill(PTI)
Ranchi's own MS Dhoni received a special mention from Shubman Gill(PTI)

With Jasprit Bumrah-less Team India arriving in Ranchi for the fourth Test, Gill gave legendary cricketer MS Dhoni a special mention at the pre-match press conference on Wednesday. Speaking to reporters days before the 4th Test in Ranchi, Gill said that the entire nation still misses Dhoni, who called time on his trophy-laden international career back in 2020. The legendary cricketer will make his return to competitive cricket in the 2024 edition of the Indian Premier League (IPL). The IPL 2024 is expected to be Dhoni's T20 swansong.

HT launches Crick-it, a one stop destination to catch Cricket, anytime, anywhere. Explore now!

ALSO READ: Shubman Gill gives Jasprit Bumrah the Virat Kohli treatment as India enter Ranchi without World No. 1 Test bowler

‘Entire India misses Mahi Bhai’: Shubman Gill on MS Dhoni

“The whole of India misses Mahi bhai a lot. It doesn’t matter where you play, in Ranchi or anywhere else,” Gill told reporters. Gill's heartwarming statement about Thala Dhoni became an instant hit among the fans and followers of the game on social media.

The heartbeat of Chennai Super Kings (CSK), Dhoni was in his den when India outclassed South Africa at CSA International Stadium Complex in the 2019 Test match. Dhoni was seen giving a pep talk to Indian spinner Shahbaz Nadeem at the time. Dhoni also posed for a picture with former Indian head coach Ravi Shastri after India recorded its maiden Test series clean sweep over the Proteas in Ranchi.

VIDEO: What Shubman Gill said about MS Dhoni

Gill about his own expectations

Coming back to Gill's recent run in the five-match Test series, the premier batter is the second-highest run-getter for the Asian giants after opener Yashasvi Jaiswal. Gill played a stellar knock of 91 off 151 balls as Team India crushed England to hand its biggest defeat since 1934. The 24-year-old has amassed 252 runs in 6 innings for India against England. "It is a bit tough (living up to his own expectations). When people from outside talk about all those things, it does not make much difference to me. But the expectations that I kept on myself made me a bit disappointed," Gill added.

IPL 2024
Are you a cricket buff? Participate in the HT Cricket Quiz daily and stand a chance to win an iPhone 15 & Boat Smartwatch. Click here to participate now.

Stay updated with the latest Cricket News, IPL Live Score, LSG vs CSK IPL Live Score and get exclusive insights with the IPL Match Today, IPL Points Table match highlights, and more. Explore a comprehensive Cricket Schedule, track the race for the Purple Cap and IPL Orange Cap in IPL 2024, check Virat Kohli performance and stay ahead with all the cricket-related updates on the Hindustan Times website and app.
Share this article

    At HT Sports Desk, passionate reporters work round the clock to provide detailed updates from the world of sports. Expect nuanced match reports, previews,reviews, technical analysis based on statistics, the latest social media trends, expert opinions on cricket, football, tennis, badminton, hockey,motorsports, wrestling, boxing, shooting, athletics and much more.

Story Saved
Live Score
Saved Articles
My Reads
Sign out
New Delhi 0C
Saturday, April 20, 2024
Start 14 Days Free Trial Subscribe Now
Follow Us On