From MS Dhoni to Shikhar Dhawan: 7 Indian cricketers who are reportedly PUBG buffs
PUBG is one of the most popular games in the world and has millions of players worldwide. Although it is currently banned in India, it used to have a vast player-base, which ranged from ordinary people of celebrities, including Bollywood superstars and Indian cricketers.
Leisure time is something that everyone enjoys, be it watching entertainment stuff or playing video games. Speaking of playing video games, one of the games that have a vast player base worldwide is PUBG.
The game, unfortunately, has been banned in India of late, as it violated privacy right of the user. Nonetheless, a number of Indian cricketers used to be a fan of the game, as we take a look at seven such cricketers.
Deepak Chahar: The rising Indian seamer reportedly has a fascination for the game. Furthermore, he had also revealed that former Indian skipper MS Dhoni, too, had a desire for the same, before moving on to Call of Duty during the recent lockdown.
Manish Pandey: The talented Indian middle-order batsman, who is a limited-overs specialist, is making his name with Sunrisers Hyderabad (SRH) in the Indian Premier League (IPL), besides representing India. He too, apparently, had a passion for the game, as his teammate Kuldeep Yadav had revealed the same, that they used to play together.
Yuzvendra Chahal: The wristy leg-spinner is having a great time with the ball. Meanwhile, it was in 2018 when he supposedly began playing the virtual game, as he was even spotted playing it at the airport, along with his teammates, while he regularly plays it along with Kedar Jadhav, reports Yahoo Sports.
Kedar Jadhav: Speaking of Jadhav, he too started the game around the same time as Chahal. He was often referred to as the 'In-game leader', as he spent hours playing the game. He happened to be the most experienced and veteran in the game, as he even guided others regarding the same. He even asked Chahal, along with Shikhar Dhawan, to get gaming pads with big screens, to play the game better.
Shikhar Dhawan: The 'Gabbar' of Indian cricket, Dhawan began playing the sport along with Indian seamer Mohammed Shami, while he also played it along with his wife, occasionally. It happened to be his favourite pass time at the airport. According to Yahoo, although he played it well, he was not as active as his other teammates.
Mohammad Shami: The seamer does good work with his fingers while bowling. However, when it came to playing PUBG, he used a tab. While he started playing it with his brothers initially, it was upon Jadhav's advice that he joined his Indian teammates on the same. Furthermore, it was his subtle use of sniper on the tab that made other teammates use a tab as well.
MS Dhoni: Be it on the field or virtual gaming world, former Indian skipper MS Dhoni is always up ahead. He was known to be one of the first in the team to start playing the game, upon being introduced by Kedar Jadhav, during his IPL stint with Chennai Super Kings (CSK). He reportedly was a quick learner of the game and was one of the bests, as he had a knack of hunting down the opponents. Nonetheless, he was not as regular playing the game as his teammates.