“Bowl Dot Balls As That Build Pressure In T20s” – Prashant Solanki On MS Dhoni’s Useful Advice

 Prashant Solanki is among the finest Indian domestic bowlers of the IPL gala, the renowned Indian Premier League. It’s the richest and most-viewed T-20 league all over the world. Solanki is a leg-break bowler and a right-handed batsman, who is mostly known for his spin bowls.

Prashant Solanki’s age is 23 years. Solanki is currently playing for the Chennai Super Kings as a bowler from 2022. His CSK debut was made at the Wankhede Stadium, Mumbai against Gujarat Titans.

Though he couldn’t grab any wickets in his debut match, he picked two in another match against Rajasthan Royals. The Chennai Super Kings lost the match against RR but picking the wickets of Shimron Hetmyer and Yashasvi Jaiswal made Solanki the highlight of that match.

MS Dhoni’s Advice to Solanki and Other Bowlers of the CSK

In an interview, Prashant Solanki expressed how fortunate he feels to be in the team of MS Dhoni (the captain of CSK). Dhoni, the legendary cricketer has always been praised by critics worldwide for his expert visionary as a captain for the team India. In the IPL, he leads the CSK, the five-time winner of the league since 2010 under his captaincy.

Mahendra Singh Dhoni’s advice is like ‘gold in a treasure chest’ for all his team members. And especially when the maestro is behind the stumps during a match, that moment is an added edge for the game as well as any bowler from the team.

Players such as Yuzvendra Chahal and Kuldeep Yadav from the Indian national team have openly acknowledged Dhoni’s advice from the wicketkeeping position, which has shaped their performance as spinners. Solanki experienced the same during the 2022 IPL season, as he speaks about it in a social media chat. Prashant Solanki’s picture with MS Dhoni also shows his respect for the veteran cricketer as one of the biggest fans.

What Did Dhoni Say?

According to Solanki, Dhoni’s advice is so simple and supportive that it can uplift any player from a state of nervousness. Dhoni had suggested the bowlers “bowl dot balls as that built pressure in T-20s”. Also, Dhoni made it easier for them by explaining that no matter whether they are bowling top-spin, leg-spin or googly, the focus should be the same, not giving runs.

Prashant Solanki’s Profile

Prashant Solanki, the leg-spin bowler from India, started his career playing at the domestic level for Mumbai. Solanki got selected for the List A matches in the Vijay Hazare Trophy series in 2021 for Mumbai against Puducherry. The same year, his IPL debut was for the same team against Baroda. The FC matches (Ranji Trophy) debut of Solanki was  in 2022 against Goa at the Narendra Modi Stadium in Ahmedabad.

During the 2021 IPL season's second half, the Chennai Super Kings saw Solanki’s bowling supremacy as they called him as a net bowler in the UAE. Prashant Solanki bowled to some of the best batsmen of the CSK team including the legendary Mahendra Singh Dhoni. Next year, the CSK bagged this rising cricketer for a lump sum INR 1.2 crore to bolster their bowling unit further.

Since Prashant Solanki’s debut match in the CSK, he has made his position as one of the assets in the team as a spinner. Prashant Solanki is one of those bowlers who are blessed to have MS Dhoni both as the captain and the wicket-keeper behind the stump. Prashant Solanki’s net worth currently is 1.51 crores INR.

When did Prashant Solanki make his IPL debut?
Prashant Solanki’s IPL debut was in 2021 for Mumbai Indians against Baroda.
For how many years is Solanki playing in the IPL?
Solanki has played in the IPL for 3 years (since 2021).
What is the bowling style of Prashant Solanki?
Solanki is a legbreak googly spinner.
What is the best bowling figure of Prashant Solanki in the IPL?
In the IPL 2002, Solanki took two wickets against Rajasthan Royals, which is his best figure so far.