Washington Sundar, who is currently playing for Royal Challengers Bangalore (RCB) in the ongoing Indian Premier League (IPL) 2020, has credited MS Dhoni for his evolution as the better cricketer. The allrounder mentioned that while playing under the captaincy former Indian cricketer for the Rising Pune Supergiant (RPS), he learned a lot, and it helped him to become what he is now.
Washington Sundar played for defunct RPS in the 2017 IPL season before being bought by RCB. In the ongoing IPL season, he has come out as the star performer for RCB. Bowling at accurate line and length, the off-spinner has delivered outstanding spells in the power-plays and middle-over to seal the win for Virat Kohli led side.
Mahi bhai helped me evolve as a cricketer: Washington Sundar
For all his success now, Sundar credited the learning he did under MS Dhoni while playing for RPS. His next dream is to represent India across all the formats for which the allrounder is working to improve in all the areas.
“The fact that I played in RPS under Mahi bhai helped me evolve as a cricketer and since then I have been learning and evolving as a bowler as well,” Sundar said on the eve of RCB’s match against Kings XI Punjab.
“Obviously, the dream is to play for India across formats. I have been working hard on my bowling, batting and fielding,” he added.
On his bowling partner Yuzvendra Chahal, Washington Sundar said that their partnership is a big boost for RCB to move progressively in this season.
“The fact that I’m an off-spinner and he is the opposite will definitely help us going forward and bowling in tandem in the right areas.
Opponents would have to play with left-right combinations throughout. If we keep doing what we did in Sharjah it’s going to help us,” he said.
Sundar and Yuzvendra Chahal‘s bowling partnership had choked KKR batters in their last match in Sharjah where hitting sixes is an easy task because of small boundaries. As they move on to play their next match against KXIP in the same venue, it will be interesting to the duo again in action.