IPL 2023: Pathirana’s sister met Dhoni, Mahi said- ‘Don’t worry about Mathisha, she is with me’

MS Dhoni On Matheesha Pathirana: May 25 was an emotional day for Chennai Super Kings pacer Matheesha Pathirana. Pathirana’s family met CSK captain MS Dhoni in Chennai last Thursday. Pathirana’s sister Vishuka has shared the photo of this memorable moment on social media. Under the captaincy of MS Dhoni, Mathisha Pathirana, popularly known as ‘Baby Malinga’, has consistently impressed with his bowling. He played an important role in making the team the first finalist in IPL 2023. During the meeting, MS Dhoni assured Mathisha’s sister Vishuka Pathirana not to worry about her. Mathisha is in safe hands. 

Don’t worry Mathisha

Mathisha’s sister Vishuka Pathirana shared the photo on social media after meeting MS Dhoni. During this, he wrote in the photo caption, now we are sure that Malli is in safe hands when Thala said ‘You don’t need to worry about Mathisha, she is always with me’. These moments were like a dream for me. 


Excellent bowling from Mathisha

In IPL 2023, Mathisha Pathirana has done the best bowling so far. The action of this 20-year-old bowler, known as ‘Baby Malinga’, is similar to that of former Sri Lankan bowler Lasith Malinga. He has grown rapidly under Dhoni’s tutelage and CSK bowling coach Dwayne Bravo’s guidance. This dangerous bowler of CSK has lived up to the expectations with a brilliant performance under pressure. Mathisha has so far taken 17 wickets in 11 matches for CSK in IPL 2023. During this, his best performance was 3 wickets for 15 runs. 

CSK in the final

In IPL 2023, the CSK team was successful in reaching the finals by performing better. In the 16th season, CSK played 14 matches, won 8 and lost 5. With 17 points, the Chennai team finished second in the points table. The first qualifier match was played between Chennai Super Kings and Gujarat Titans on 23 May. In this match, Chennai defeated Gujarat by 15 runs. In this way, MS Dhoni-led team CSK became the first team to reach the final of IPL 2023.

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