Later On, I Realised I Can’t Play Like Him: Former Indian Captain MS Dhoni On His Cricket Idol Sachin Tendulkar

MS Dhoni, Sachin Tendulkar
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Mahendra Singh Dhoni’s international career is over, but it is impossible to keep him out of the game. He is one of the most inspirational personalities, both on and off the field.

Former Indian wicketkeeper MS Dhoni is the first captain in the world to win three major ICC titles under his captaincy. Under Dhoni’s leadership, India won the T20 World Cup in 2007, the ODI World Cup in 2011, and the Champions Trophy in 2013.

MS Dhoni
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While interacting with a lot of school kids at MS Dhoni Global School, owned by Chennai Super Kings in Bengaluru, former India captain MS Dhoni said Sachin Tendulkar was his role model growing up and he wanted to bat like the legendary batsman.

My Cricketing Role Model Is Always Sachin Tendulkar – MS Dhoni

“My cricketing role model is always Sachin Tendulkar. I was exactly like you guys. We used to watch Sachin play and I want to play like him. Later on, I realised that I can’t play like him, but deep inside in my heart, I always wanted to play like him. So, he was a cricketing idol growing up,” Dhoni said.

MS Dhoni, Sachin Tendulkar
MS Dhoni and Sachin Tendulkar, Image Credits: Twitter

When asked about his favourite subject in school days, he said, “Do sports qualify as a subject?”

The CSK captain recalled his school life and said, “Always felt school was the period where once you have a strong character, it stays with you for a very long time and it actually defines you. Make the most of the time that you have right now. Make the most of all the infrastructure that is around you.”

The Super Kings Academy in Hosur is a state-of-the-art facility with eight practice pitches and a turf-wicket ground for matches. The Super Kings Academy, which currently has two locations in Chennai and Salem, will open in Hosur in January 2023.

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