Thu. Oct 29th, 2020
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Former India batsman VVS Laxman recalled cases from MS Dhoni’s profession, highlighting that ‘the whole lot was regular’ for the World Cup-winner off the sphere. Laxman mentioned Dhoni all the time wished to have enjoyable when he was not hitting these huge sixes or engaged on ways from behind the stumps.

VVS Laxman, talking on Star Sports activities’ ‘Cricket Related’ present after MS Dhoni known as it quits from worldwide cricket, revealed Dhoni had joked about eager to retire from Take a look at cricket proper after his maiden Take a look at century in Faisalabad in 2006.

“I nonetheless bear in mind him coming again into the dressing room and loudly saying ‘I’m going to announce my retirement – MS Dhoni, mai hundred maara Take a look at cricket mein, bas yaar [I, MS Dhoni, have hit a century in Test cricket that’s it!]. I do not need something extra from Take a look at cricket!’

“And we had been shocked and shocked to listen to that. However that is what MS Dhoni all the time was,” Laxman mentioned.

MS Dhoni made his Take a look at debut in 2005, a yr after he gained his limited-overs cap for India. Dhoni hit a fifty and a few 30-plus scores in his maiden Take a look at sequence at residence towards Sri Lanka.

Dhoni received his first Take a look at hundred on india’s tour of Pakistan in 2006. He smashed 148 from simply 153 balls, hitting 16 boundaries and 4 sixes to assist India put up 603 on the board.

Dhoni retired from Checks as early as 2014 halfway throughout a tour of Australia. Dhoni carried on to play limited-overs cricket. Whereas his worldwide retirement got here final week, Dhoni final performed for India on the 2019 World Cup.

When MS Dhoni drove the crew bus in Nagpur

In the meantime, VVS Laxman additionally highlighted the fun-loving aspect of MS Dhoni, saying the Ranchi hero drove India’s crew bus from the resort to stadium throughout a Take a look at match towards Australia in Nagpur.

“The second time was in a Take a look at match towards Australia in Nagpur,” Laxman mentioned.

“He was the captain of the Indian crew as a result of Anil [Kumble] introduced his retirement two matches earlier than in Delhi. And MS Dhoni requested the crew bus driver to only go and sit behind, and he drove the crew bus from the bottom to the resort in Nagpur, and we had been all awestruck. The captain of the Indian crew, driving the crew bus!

“That is how he used to take pleasure in his life. For him, being a cricketer was doing the whole lot on the cricket discipline, however outdoors the sphere, the whole lot was regular.”

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