RCB’s all-rounder Washington Sundar credited the former Indian captain for helping him evolve as a cricketer and learn the tricks of spin bowling.
In addition to playing 22 T20Is and 1 ODI, Washington Sundar played under MS Dhoni’s captaincy for Rising Pune Supergiants in IPL 2017.
He has grown into an extremely effective and canny bowler in the powerplay. He credited his success to mastering the art of releasing the ball as late as possible.
While he has grabbed headlines for his bowling, not many people know that the 21-year-old has scored 532 runs – including a 159 as an opener – at an average of 31.29 in 12 first-class games for Tamil Nadu.
Washington Sundar added that he is working on both aspects of his game. He aspires to step up for RCB with the bat if and when an opportunity arises.