Afghanistan’s Rahmanullah Gurbaz Reveals His First Experience With Of Meeting MS Dhoni

The dynamic wicket-keeper batter of Afghanistan Rahmanullah Gurbaz recently played for Cape Town Samp Army in the inaugural Zim Afro T10 tournament. During this year’s IPL season, he had a satisfactory performance with Kolkata Knight Riders (KKR) and also showcased good form while representing his national team in the series against Bangladesh.

Samp Army signed wicketkeeper-batsman Rahmanullah Gurbaz for his hard-hitting and aggressive batting style which he consistently showed throughout the Zim Afro T10 tournament. Gurbaz scored an impressive total of 282 runs in nine matches and got two half-centuries both of which were against Harare Hurricanes.

While having an interview with CricketNext, Rahmanullah Gurbaz shared insights into the difficulties he faced in T10 cricket. He also discussed his experiences in the IPL, his preparations for the upcoming World Cup, and the motivations that led him to cricket ground.

While talking about his experience with MS Dhoni’s first meet, he said that  he will be his idol forever.

“I will remember his words forever. I still have everything which I got from him, I have all those things in my bag. Whenever I feel a little bit stressed, I just see those things and start thinking about why I started playing cricket. That gives me a lot of confidence. The first time I met MS, that was the time when I was with Gujarat Titans. I was not able to talk to him because I was under so much pressure. But the way he treated me, the way he talked to me, he gave me a lot of confidence and then I had a word with him. This year when I met him, I was very confident and I talked to him about cricket, lifestyle, etc. I asked him, how can I improve my lifestyle? How can I keep improving my cricket? He had a word with me and even now I have all the things written in my notebook. I noted down everything which helped me a lot and will also help me in the future. So, yeah, he will be my idol, forever.”

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The 21-year old batter from Afghanistan has made a significant impact in international cricket and is now eagerly looking forward to participating in the upcoming Asia Cup and ODI World Cup in 2023. He has gained valuable experience by taking part in various league tournaments.

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