Home > News >

MS Dhoni has not changed since I have been around with CSK: Ben Hilfenhaus

Australian swing merchant Ben Hilfenhaus
Australian swing merchant Ben Hilfenhaus also said that he is trying to help out the young bowlers in CSK setup © IANS (File Photo)

Dubai: Apr 26, 2014

Chennai Super Kings‘ (CSK) Australian recruit Ben Hilfenhaus is enjoying playing under Mahendra Singh Dhoni and says the India captain hasn’t changed since the time he has joined the yellow brigade.

“He has not changed at least since the time I have been around. He is good to play under and there are exciting times ahead,” Hilfenhaus said.

The Aussie took the important wickets of Mike Hussey and Rohit Sharma in CSK’s seven-wicket win over Mumbai Indians in the Indian Premier League (IPL)  7  last night.

It was a dominant performance by CSK who made it three wins in a row after a blip in the first match of the tournament.

“Yes definitely, it was a great performance from the boys tonight. It is nice to be on a roll in T20 cricket and it is good to be on that roll at the moment. Hopefully we can just continue that for the rest of the tournament,” Hilfenhaus was quoted as saying by IPLT20.com.

Asked how good he is feeling about his bowling, he said, “I have not been bad at times I would say. There are certain things that I feel I need to improve at. It gets tough to spend time in the nets when you have such a hectic schedule but hopefully we can keep improving in those couple of days between matches.”

Talking about his dismissal of former Australian teammate Hussey, Hilfenhaus said, “He is such a dangerous player and to pick him cheaply like we did set the ball rolling for us. It is nice to starve him for runs. I just tried to stay away from his strengths and got lucky at the end of the day.”

The 31-year-old has been guiding the CSK pace attack that includes young bowlers like Ishwar Pandey and Mohit Sharma.

“I am definitely there to help them out and help them grow as fast bowlers. They both are developing really well and they have stood up in the first initial days of the tournament and done well. These are exciting times for CSK.”

Hilfenhaus said he is also learning in the process while helping the youngsters.

“In this game you are always learning. I am still trying to learn things and you never know everything about this game.

Sometimes by actually thinking about their game or my game I learn in the process. Hopefully I continue to keep improving and go from there.”

Talking further about his bowling, Hilfenhaus said, ” I have always tried to be as economical as possible. You bowl well and go for a few some days and you bowl poorly and don’t go for as many. The idea is to keep controlling every ball you bowl and hope that you bowl a dot.”

Click here for IPL 2014 Schedule: Match time table for IPL 7

Click here for IPL 2014 Schedule & Results

Click here for IPL 2014 complete coverage

West Indies tour of India, 2014

Oct 20, 2014 (14:30 IST)   at Kolkata

Pakistan vs Australia in UAE, 2014

Oct 22, 2014 (11:30 IST)   at Dubai

West Indies tour of India, 2014

Oct 22, 2014 (19:00 IST)   at Cuttack

Zimbabwe tour of Bangladesh, 2014

Oct 25, 2014 (09:30 IST)   at Dhaka

South Africa tour of New Zealand, 2014

Oct 27, 2014 (03:00 IST)   at Hamilton

More

South Africa tour of New Zealand, 2014

Oct 24, 2014  at Mount Maunganui

South Africa won by 72 runs

South Africa tour of New Zealand, 2014

Oct 21, 2014  at Mount Maunganui

South Africa won by 6 wkts

West Indies tour of India, 2014

Oct 17, 2014  at Dharamsala

India won by 59 runs

West Indies tour of India, 2014

Oct 14, 2014  at Visakhapatnam

Match cancelled

Pakistan vs Australia in UAE, 2014

Oct 12, 2014  at Abu Dhabi

Australia won by 1 run

Photos

Pakistan vs Australia, 1st Test at Dubai

Videos

AB de Villiers praises team after win in 1st ODI

Viv Richards’ 6/41 bowls West Indies to a thrilling victory over India

Asad Shafiq emerges as dependable No 6 for Pakistan

Pakistan vs Australia 2014: Mitchell Johnson shows signs of effectiveness on unhelpful surfaces

South Africa vs New Zealand 2014: Vital for Brendon McCullum to find form quickly

Australia Australia tour of UAE 2014 Australia vs Pakistan Australia vs Pakistan 2014 India New Zealand New Zealand vs South Africa New Zealand vs South Africa 2014 Pakistan Pakistan vs Australia Pakistan vs Australia 2014 South Africa South Africa tour of New Zealand 2014 South Africa vs New Zealand South Africa vs New Zealand 2014

Gary Kirsten did a commendable job as coach, says Yuvraj Singh

British Judge from London High Court unaware of ‘fours and sixes’

Will take time to find replacements for Sachin Tendulkar and Rahul Dravid: Yuvraj Singh

Sachin has been my mentor and a guide, says Yuvraj Singh

Australia reeling at 281/8 at Tea on Day 3 of the 1st Test match against Pakistan

Pakistan vs Australia 2014: Spin hunt continues for visitors

Sarfaraz Ahmed may have trumped the Akmals as Pakistan’s wicketkeeper-batsman across formats

Don Bradman — even if every chance he ever gave in his career was accepted, he would still remain head and shoulders above the others

Len Hutton’s hundred gets reported as illness

Viv Richards’ 6/41 bowls West Indies to a thrilling victory over India

Fan of the Day

Suraj Gowda

Suraj Gowda

642 Posts | 9 Fans

Virat Kohli's Family Meets Anushka Sharma

Aamir Khan: PK is the toughest role in my career!

Google partners Oxford University to teach machines to think

International programme in Animal Husbandry

Goa leader sends barking dog to Bilawal Bhutto over Kashmir rant

NGOs pursue education for all

Ranveer Singh hides his bald look under a hat at Sanjay Leela Bhansali’s Diwali party!

Top Sex Positions: Frog Princess

Sachin has been my mentor and a guide, says Yuvraj Singh

Pakistan vs Australia 2014: Spin hunt continues for visitors

Congress leaders did not meet Prime Minister as they are not concerned about people: BJP

Also on cricketcountry.com

Play Fantasy Cricket & Win

Cash Daily! Click here