Hardik Pandya recalls time when MS Dhoni slept on floor for him

India all-rounder Hardik Pandya has revealed an incident when MS Dhoni asked him to sleep on his bed in the hotel room during a tour of New Zealand in 2019.

Hardik Pandya, who made his India debut under MS Dhoni back in 2016, has said that he owes a lot of his success and achievement to the former India captain. Pandya was talking about the kind of equation he shares with the former India skipper who will be seen in the role of the Indian cricket team mentor for the upcoming ICC T20 World Cup 2021 . However
recalling MS Dhoni’s heartfelt gesture Hardik has revealed that the former India skipper offered his bed to him as he sleeps on the floor.

Hardik shared one incident about being unable to find a hotel room in New Zealand after his ban was lifted and returning for the bilateral series. Hardik said he got a call telling him to come because Dhoni had chosen to give him his own bed, and he would sleep on the floor.

“When I was picked for the New Zealand series, initially there were no hotel rooms (for Pandya in New Zealand). But then I get a call, saying, You just come. MS has told us, I don’t sleep on the bed. He will sleep on my bed and I will sleep on the floor. He (Dhoni) was the first person who has been always there. He knows what kind of an individual I am. He knows me quite deep. I am very close to him. He is the only person who can make me calm,” Hardik said.

Hardik Pandya, in the same conversation, talked about his bond with MS Dhoni. He said that MS understands the individual he was and would according to deal with him. Furthermore, Hardik said that MS Dhoni is the only person who can calm him down.

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