AR Rahman, the Oscar-winning composer and singer, has dedicated his famous goosebumps-inducing song ‘Chale Chalo’ from the movie Lagaan to the former India captain, MS Dhoni. He says that the song, which he has sung along with Srinivas, “motivates people to play cricket together” and hence suits aptly with the Chennai Super Kings skipper.
Rahman also dedicated the song ‘Mangta Hai Kya’ from the movie Rangeela to Dhoni’s teammate, Suresh Raina. The song, sung by Rahman and Shwetha Shetty, has bustling and captivating music throughout.
“I would like to dedicate the song ‘Chale Chalo’ from the movie Lagaan to MS Dhoni, as it motivates people to play cricket together. And for Suresh Raina, I would like to dedicate the song ‘Mangta Hai Kya’, because whenever I went to Bangalore, they were listening to a lot of songs from Rangeela,” AR Rahman said on Star Sports’ show Cricket Live.
I think MS Dhoni needs to bat at number four/ five: Gautam Gambhir
Former India batsman, Gautam Gambhir opines that MS Dhoni should bat higher in the order than he did in the loss against the Delhi Capitals. The right-hander batted at number 7 and was dismissed for a 2-ball duck, inside edging a pull shot on the stumps off Avesh Khan.
Gautam Gambhir believes that a captain should set an example with the bat for others to follow – which, according to the former Kolkata Knight Riders skipper is not possible for MS Dhoni to do while coming in at number 7. He reckons the CSK’s skipper’s finishing prowess is not the same as it used to be few years, and hence he needs time to settle in, for which he has to come much early in the game.
“MS Dhoni should be batting higher, that’s what matters because ultimately people should start leading from the front. We keep mentioning this thing that a leader needs to lead from the front. You can’t be leading, when you’re batting at No.7.
“Plus, he is not the MS Dhoni, which he used to be probably four or five years back, where he could just come in and start taking on the bowlers from the word go. For me, I think he needs to bat at number four/ five. Nothing below that,” the two-time IPL winning skipper told Star Sports.