The KKR fast bowler Shivam Mavi, who has fetched himself an IPL contract of 7.25 crore INR recently, has revealed that he once went to the former Indian captain MS Dhoni because he was confused about field setting and he wanted to ask Dhoni how to set the right field all the time.
Mavi came into the limelight when he bowled with a lot of pace and control for the Indian U19 team in the U19 World Cup of 2018. He got an IPL contract with KKR straightaway after that and impressed the franchise management enough during his 4-year stint that they placed very high bids for him in the recent mega auction to secure his services.
According to Shivam Mavi, Dhoni made things simple for him and told him that the field placement would always vary from venue to venue because the pitch at every venue is going to be different. Mavi also said that Dhoni told him not to think too much about the field and rather try and execute his skills perfectly all the time.
Kiara Advani is my favorite actress because of MS Dhoni’s biopic: Shivam Mavi
Shivam Mavi, while talking to India.com, also revealed that he has watched Dhoni’s biopic MS Dhoni – the untold story a lot of times and one of the actresses of that movie, Kiara Advani, is his favorite bollywood actress just because of that movie.
While Mavi has consistently performed for KKR in the IPL and for Uttar Pradesh in India’s domestic circuit, he has not got the opportunity to play for India yet. He has got a lot of pace, like some of the other young Indian fast bowlers, but the impressive thing about him is that he can swing the ball as well. Also, Mavi is someone who can bat a bit down the order and hit some lusty blows.
The upcoming IPL season is going to be vital for the youngster in terms of his aspirations to play for the national team.