Mathisa Patirana has bowled brilliantly for Chennai this season. (IPL Photo)
New Delhi: Chennai Super Kings have made a place in the final of IPL-2023 by performing brilliantly. The young players of the team have played an important role in the game that this team has shown this season. One of them is Sri Lankan right-arm fast bowler Mathisa Patirana. This bowler has become the most trusted player of Chennai captain Mahendra Singh Dhoni and its example was also seen in the match played on Tuesday where Dhoni stopped the match for some time in order to get the bowler to over. After this match, Patirana has posted a video.
Patirana has posted a video on his Instagram story. In this video, he is hugging his mother. With this video, he has written that ‘the safest place in the world’. This video of Patirana is going viral on social media.
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The example of how much Dhoni trusts Patirana was seen in the match played against Gujarat. In the 18th over, Dhoni wanted to get Patirana over. But he was out of the field for some time. In such a situation, under the rules, Patirana could not bowl until he had spent as much time on the field as he had spent outside the field. It took about four and a half minutes. Until then, if there was any other captain, he would have given the over to some other bowler to avoid the taint of slow over rate, but Dhoni stayed and stopped the match as well. When the match was over, Patirana came and bowled the over.
Matheesha Pathirana with her mother.
Beautiful moment! pic.twitter.com/9jzXHzKJrs
— Mufaddal Vohra (@mufaddal_vohra) May 24, 2023
became the key bowler of the team
Patirana’s action is like that of his own country’s great bowler Lasith Malinga. He made his IPL debut last season. Although Chennai could not reach the playoffs that season, this young bowler impressed. That’s why Dhoni kept him with him this season and he got the result as well. Patirana bowled brilliantly in the death overs this season.
This season Patirana has played a total of 11 matches and has taken 17 wickets. Last season Patirana played two matches and in these two matches he took two wickets. In these two matches only, this bowler showed his talent.
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