The Cricket Board has recommended India’s ODI and Twenty20 captain Mahendra Singh Dhoni for the prestigious Rajiv Gandhi Khel Ratna award, the highest honor for any sportsperson in the country. Read the rest of this entry »
Mahendra Singh Dhoni has taken time out from cricket but he still needs protection. In fact, he is being given special protection to keep him safe from his ever growing female fans. The Jharkhand Police has arranged for female bodyguards for this much sought after cricketer. Read the rest of this entry »
India’s One-Day captain Mahendra Singh Dhoni’s pullout from the Test series in Sri Lanka has been hot topic of late and former India skipper Sunil Gavaskar and batting legend has made an interesting comparison of how such a pullout in the 70s would have been condemned by one and all while now it is termed ‘a mature decision’. Read the rest of this entry »
A day before the national selectors meet to pick India’s Test squad for the tour of Sri Lanka, much of the speculation surrounds the participation of Mahendra Singh Dhoni. Uncomfirmed reports suggest Dhoni may skip the series and, while his own public statements have not cleared the air either way, the Indian board says it is unaware of any such decision.
India might have lost the Asia Cup final to Sri Lanka but skipper Mahendra Singh Dhoni’s gutsy display with the bat has brought him close to regaining his No.1 spot in the one-day internationals as per the recent International Cricket Council (ICC) rankings.
India’s defeat in the Asia Cup final could not dampen the spirit of Mahendra Singh Dhoni’s numerous fans, who cut a giant 27-pound cake to celebrate the ODI captain’s 27th birthday here on Monday.
Struggling to digest the fact that India finished second best despite dominating the tri-series, captain Mahendra Singh Dhoni today admitted promoting Suresh Raina ahead of him in the all-important final was a mistake.
The equation India faced towards the end – 64 runs needed off 36 balls – should have been manageable for a bunch of players accustomed to asking-rates of ten an over during the Indian Premier League. However, Mahendra Singh Dhoni, who had come in at No. 7, had run out of specialist batting partners and struggled to single-handedly keep up with the required-rate. Dhoni said the result could have been different had India kept a couple of wickets in hand.
Call it a co-incidence or sheer luck, Mahendra Singh Dhoni has always been at the right place on the right time.
His inimitable coiffure became a cynosure of world leaders. Every inch of his tresses made front page news. He stood by his selected few and brought world to his feet. He gave the small town cricketers a chance to move forward.
Is he one of those blessed ones who are born with a winning touch? Or is he just another lucky bloke for whom everything miraculously falls into place?
Ask Mahendra Singh Dhoni and he will, probably, just flash a smile in your direction. Deep in his heart, though, he knows how much work has gone into his nascent success and how many sacrifices he has already made.