"After conceeding six, MSD gave me an indication and I got the wicket" - Prashant Solanki on MS Dhoni's advice
Ahead of the start of the championship, the franchise appointed Ravindra Jadeja as the captain of the team. But after the dismal performance of the team, the captaincy duties were handed back to MS Dhoni. Injuries, poor form, inconsistency, and other problems were with the team throughout the season.
However, there were a few positives that came out till the end of the season as well. A few new faces that played for the first time did admirably well to impress one and all. The likes of Mukesh Choudhary, Maheesh Theekshana, M Pathirana, and Vikram Solanki were some new players who did a decent job for CSK.
However, the young leg-spinner, Prashant Solanki, who made his IPL debut against Gujarat Titans but went wicketless, but in the next match he took two wickets against Rajasthan Royals and impressed everyone with his ability. He played two matches and took two wickets at a decent economy rate of 6.33.
In an interaction with Sportskeeda, he revealed an interesting piece of advice he got from MS Dhoni from behind the wicket. He said that Mahi Bhai (MS Dhoni) always keeps everything simple, whether he bowls Google, leg-spin or top-spin, until you are not giving runs.
The leg-spinner also revealed that MSD has given one instruction to everyone to bowl a maximum dot ball because that will create pressure on the batsman. Furthermore, he said that in the game against RR, he came out late to bowl because the total to defend was very low.
On his very first ball, Hetmyer hit him for a six. The CSK captain then told him to bowl short and let the left-hander go for the bigger side of the ground. That's what exactly he did. Solanki bowled a top spinner to his legs and trying to hit that ball as well, Hetmyer mistimed it and he was caught at deep mid-wicket.