Maheesh Theekshana Shares His Journey Of Becoming A Mystery Spinner

Maheesh Theekshana Shares His Journey Of Becoming A Mystery Spinner

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12 May 2022
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In the IPL 2022, Sri Lanka’s off-spinner Maheesh Theekshana is performing amazingly for Chennai Super Kings. He is young but his skills are just extraordinary and he bowls even in powerplays and takes wickets.

However, he wasn’t part of the CSK’s team from the first match. Chennai Super Kings has so far lost 7 matches out of 11 matches in the current season of IPL, while they have won 4 matches. Chennai Super Kings may have disappointed their fans, but their spinner Maheesh Theekshana has created a lot of headlines and considered to be part of CSK for upcoming years.

Maheesh Theekshana has taken 12 wickets in 8 matches for Chennai Super Kings in the IPL 2022. A few wickets have come in powerplay and lot of the credit goes to the MS Dhoni for guidance.

The interesting thing about Maheesh Theekshana is that once his weight was 117 kg. Due to his weight, he was not getting enough chances to play cricket. Meanwhile all was not scary for Teeksha a few years back and she had to work hard to earn this fame and success. The 21-year-old, who was bought for 70 lakhs in the IPL 2022 mega auction, reveals how he overcame his fitness struggles to make a name for himself and achieve success at the highest level. He also said that playing for CSK was a dream come true for him.

Theekshana said, I was 107 kg at that time (U-19 days), so I had to work harder to get my weight and skin folds down in the yo-yo test. In 2020, I got everything down and brought my fitness to the (required) level. I started to do more hard work on my body.”

He said that in 2020, I had a conversation with Ajantha Mendis and in 2022 I spoke to MS Dhoni. I was with CSK as a net bowler last year. Never thought they would bid or choose me this year. Theekshana also revealed that during her Under-19 days she often had to sit on benches due to her weight issues. However, he maintained his confidence.

Thekshana further said that in 2017-18, I was in the Under-19 team, but I did not get a chance to play as I failed the fitness test several times. In 2019, I had to be a water boy for 10 games in three-day matches. So I knew that if I failed, I would have to carry water bottles again. But I kept believing in myself and had a never give up attitude. That’s why I am here in 2022.

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