Biggest name in the history of Indian cricket team Mahendra Singh Dhoni (MS Dhoni) along with his tremendous captaincy is also known for always giving tips to young players. MS is famous for backing the struggling players during the IPL. It does not matter which franchise that player is representing in the IPL. In such a situation, IPL star Rahul Tripathi has also narrated an anecdote between MS Dhoni and him.
MS Dhoni’s words were “You have tried hundred percent”
Let us tell you that the final match of IPL 2021 was played between Mahendra Singh Dhoni’s Chennai Super Kings and Kolkata Knight Riders. In which Chennai defeated Kolkata by 27 runs to win their fourth IPL title. In that match, Rahul Tripathi, representing KKR, came to bat at number 8 due to a hamstring injury. However, he could not leave his mark in the match and became the victim of Shardul Thakur by scoring only 2 runs.
At that time, one of the most successful captains of the whole world, Mahendra Singh Dhoni (MS Dhoni) patted Rahul Tripathi on the back and said, “You have tried a hundred percent.” Rahul Tripathi, while talking to News18, told how MS Dhoni had motivated him after getting out in the final match of IPL 2021. Rahul Tripathi said,
“I had a hamstring injury and hence, I came down the order. I couldn’t score runs, I was really struggling to run between the wickets. After I got out, Mahi bhai (MS Dhoni) patted me on the back and said – nobody, today was not your day, but you tried 100 percent.
He further said that,
“Feeling bad after the final loss but Mahi bhai came after the game and talked to me for 1-2 minutes.”
KKR bought Rahul Tripathi again
Ranchi-born Rahul Tripathi came to the IPL playing for Kolkata Knight Riders for the last few years. But Rahul was released by KKR before IPL Mega Auction 2022. Due to which this promising player had registered his name in IPL Mega Auction with 40 lakhs. In the mega auction, Kolkata along with Hyderabad and Chennai were also seen running behind them. But in the end, Sunrisers Hyderabad won and bought Rahul for Rs 8.50 crore and joined them.
In such a situation, now Rahul will be seen shining in the orange jersey of Hyderabad in the upcoming IPL season. Apart from this, if we talk about Rahul Tripathi’s IPL career, Tripathi played his first IPL match in the year 2017 against Delhi Capitals for Rising Pune Super Giants. So far this player has played a total of 62 matches in the IPL, in which he has scored 1385 runs while batting at a good strike rate of 136.32 and has also crossed the 50 mark 7 times. His best performance in IPL is 93 runs.