“I want to make MS Dhoni sir and CSK proud” – Aravelly Avanish before the U-19 World Cup final

Aravelly Avanish, MS Dhoni

India U19 goalkeeper Aravelly Avanish expressed his excitement about playing for Chennai Super Kings (CSK) in the Indian Premier League (IPL) 2024. He said he wants to make captain MS Dhoni and the entire franchise proud.

Aravelly Avanish will don the CSK attire for the upcoming edition of the IPL. The wicketkeeper-batsman will play under the leadership of MS Dhoni and it is fair to say that he will not find a better captain to kick-start his career at the top level of competitive cricket.

MS Dhoni has been the guiding light for many youngsters. He has helped many young people develop and change their careers. Aravelly Avanish would hope something similar happens to her because she will get the best guidance. And CSK management is known for grooming young players.

Aravelly Avanish is one of the most interesting cricketers in the country. The left-handed goalkeeper is currently part of the Indian squad for the 2024 U19 World Cup. He would hope to play a vital role for the team in the final against Australia.

Aravelly Avanish admitted that he couldn’t believe it after being picked by the Chennai Super Kings. He recalled his first reaction after being picked by the franchise and talked about his goal.

He said he doesn’t want to think about the IPL currently because he wants to focus on the final against Australia. He added that playing with MS Dhoni will be a dream come true moment for him. Speaking to PTI, he explained:

“I couldn’t believe that CSK had selected me. It took me a while to realize that. I was home that time and our phone was ringing continuously that day. I want to make Dhoni sir and the CSK family proud.

“The IPL is not on my mind right now. After the final, I will think about it, but every cricketer’s dream is to be a part of the CSK team and play under Dhoni sir. It was truly a dream come true moment for me.”

His last entry from the 2011 World Cup: Aravelly Avanish wants to learn from MS Dhoni

Aravelly Avanish further said that he always wanted to be a cricketer and his father made him develop an interest in cricket by making him watch matches on television. He spoke about what he wanted to learn from MS Dhoni and highlighted his final innings in the 2011 World Cup. He elaborated:

“I always wanted to be a cricketer since I was little. Dad used to watch cricket on TV when I was a kid. I used to sit with him and that’s how my interest developed.

“I want to learn from him about the mentality in pressure situations. Like when the team is under pressure and not performing well, how he uses his mind to win games in those situations. His last entry from the 2011 World Cup. There is a lot to learn from him.”

MS Dhoni is likely to play his final season in the league in 2024. He would hope to end his career on a high.