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Afghan Wicketkeeper-Batter Rahmanullah Gurbaz Hails MS Dhoni as His Everlasting Idol

Their Encounters during IPL Prove Transformational for Gurbaz's Cricketing Journey

“MS Dhoni will forever be my idol,” says Afghan wicketkeeper-batter Rahmanullah Gurbaz, expressing his deep admiration for the legendary cricketer. Their first encounter during the 2022 IPL left a lasting impact on Gurbaz, who felt a surge of confidence and inspiration from Dhoni’s encouraging words.

Afghan Wicketkeeper-Batter Rahmanullah Gurbaz Hails MS Dhoni as His Everlasting Idol

Gurbaz’s cricketing journey took a significant turn after their meeting, and during the IPL 2023, he showcased his skills with Kolkata Knight Riders, scoring 227 runs in 11 matches at an impressive strike rate of 133.53. Currently, representing Jaffna Kings in LPL 2023, he continues to impress with his performances.

Seeking guidance from his idol, Gurbaz had meaningful discussions with Dhoni about cricket and lifestyle. He eagerly noted down all the valuable advice, which has proven beneficial and will continue to guide him in the future.

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Looking beyond the IPL, Rahmanullah Gurbaz has continued to shine in the cricketing arena. In the Zim Afro T10, representing Cape Town Samp Army, he mesmerized spectators with his powerful hitting prowess, emerging as the tournament’s leading run-scorer, amassing an impressive 282 runs in nine matches, including two remarkable half-centuries.

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