MS Dhoni Told me You Will be in the World Cup Team Just After 3 International Games' Reveals Star India Player

Flamboyant India all-rounder Hardik Pandya revealed that former captain Mahendra Singh Dhoni showed immense confidence in him in his third match itself.

Hardik shared great camaraderie with Dhoni both on and off the field as the Baroda cricketer made his international debut under the wicketkeeper’s leadership.

Pandya has often referred to Dhoni as his elder brother and credited him for his success at the international level.

In a podcast with SGTV, Pandya recalled his debut where he leaked 19 runs in his first international over and revealed that how then skipper Dhoni helped him remain calm by showing trust.

Even before I played for India, they were the stars, For me when I went there it was a big thing.

So obviously the kind of debut I had , I think I am the first cricketer who had gone for 21 runs in his first over ,I genuinely felt that ok, this might be my last over.

But I was very blessed and lucky to play under Mahi bhai who showed a lot of trust in us which has helped us reach where we did, Hardik told SGTV podcast.