May 25 was an emotional day for Chennai Super Kings pacer Mathisha 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 always impressed with his bowling. He played an important role in making the team the first runner-up of IPL 2023. During the meeting, MS Dhoni assured Mathisha’s sister Vishuka Pathirana not to worry about him. Mathisha is in good hands.
Mathisha’s sister Vishuka Pathirana shared the photo on social media after meeting MS Dhoni. During this, she wrote in the caption, we are now sure that Malli is in good hands as Thala said, “You don’t have to worry about Mathisha, she is always with me.” These moments were like a dream for me.
In IPL 2023, Mathisha Pathirana has done the best bowls 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 the guidance of CSK bowling coach Dwayne Bravo. This dangerous CSK bowler has lived up to expectations with a brilliant performance under pressure. Mathisha has so far taken 17 wickets in 11 matches for CSK in IPL 2023. During this, taking 3 wickets for 15 runs was the best performance of him.
In IPL 2023, CSK team was able to reach the final with better performance. In the 16th season, CSK played 14 games of which 8 won and 5 lost. With 17 points, the Chennai team finished second in the points table. The first qualifying 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, the team led by MS Dhoni became the first team to reach the final of CSK IPL 2023.