Sachin Tendulkar, Yuvraj Singh, Gautam Gambhir, Virender Sehwag might be typically seen reminiscing the 2011 World Cup win. But not many have seen World Cup-winning skipper Mahendra Singh Dhoni discuss concerning the summit conflict.
The dream of many cricket followers has been made doable on the 10th anniversary of the World Cup win as Dhoni travelled again to 2005 to relive the years forward in a video shared by his IPL franchise Chennai Super Kings (CSK) on Friday.
“Thala the host and the Guest! A one of it’s kind conversation as @msdhoni from 2021 meets himself from 2005 and tells him about the secrets behind his consistency,” CSK tweeted whereas sharing the Gulf Oil India video.
The brief dialog reveals the present-day MS Dhoni speaking concerning the closing with the Dhoni of 2005. The YouTube video reveals Dhoni meet his younger self from 2005 the place the previous India skipper sheds gentle on the years forward for a younger and shy Dhoni who has simply entered the worldwide area.
“You’ll have to keep improving your game. And you are today batting at number 3 but you might have to bat lower down the order sometime depending on the requirements,” the previous Indian skipper instructed the younger Dhoni in ‘Gulf Pride Presents Dhoni X Dhoni’.
“So, to be mentally ready is very important. And of course, keep practising. So if you go into a situation like that, you know how to change your batting style. You have to be ahead of the game,” he additional mentioned.
“At the same time, you have to enjoy the game. And of course, there will be challenges but think of them as opportunities to prove yourself. Because whatever’s the team’s requirement that’s always your priority,” Dhoni added.
Under Dhoni’s management, India lifted the 2011 World Cup trophy. The then Indian skipper had performed an distinctive knock in the finals of the mega occasion to see the hosts residence.
Dhoni termed his match-winning innings in the finals of the match because the “best knock” the wicket-keeper batsman ever performed in cricket.
The younger Dhoni asks the previous India captain to select his favorite knock. “Sir, you’ve played so many ODIs and Tests but if I had to ask you to pick one favourite innings, which you think as your best innings, which one would it be?” the teenager requested.
“The World Cup finals. The joy of finishing that match was just something else,” replied Dhoni.
To which a shocked younger Dhoni curious to know what occurred in the 2011 World Cup closing requested if India would go on to win the showpiece occasion. “Your hard work is what made that innings possible. But just make one more sacrifice. All these favourites of yours — butter chicken, soft drinks, milkshakes — slowly quit them,” mentioned the World Cup-winning Indian skipper.
The former Indian cricketer additionally lauded his younger self to announce his arrival on the worldwide stage in model. “Picking up Man of the Match and Man of the Series awards in your first year. Great Stuff. And that 183 against Sri Lanka, I mean 50 overs of keeping and then batting for another 46 overs it’s not easy,” mentioned Dhoni.
The boy from Ranchi, who made his ODI debut in 2004, modified the face of Indian cricket along with his calm manner, sharp understanding of the sport and astute management qualities. One of probably the most admired and revered cricketers, Dhoni can also be among the many most profitable captains in world cricket. Dhoni had additionally led India in the maiden version of the T20 World Cup, held in 2007 in South Africa.
With India profitable the ICC Champions Trophy in 2013 in England, Dhoni turned the primary and remains to be the one captain thus far to have gained all three ICC Trophies.
While his heroics in the limited-overs codecs are properly documented, it was additionally beneath his management that India turned the No. 1 Test aspect in 2009. Dhoni holds the file for many worldwide matches as captain (332). Unarguably the quickest man behind the wicket, Dhoni has 195 worldwide stumpings, probably the most by any wicket-keeper.