Daughter Ziva is My Stress Reliever - MS Dhoni

Published - 08 Aug 2018, 02:07 PM

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MS Dhoni says his daughter, Ziva is his stress reliever. Image Courtesy: BCCI

Former India skipper, MS Dhoni has revealed on the sidelines of a promotional event that his three-year-old daughter, Ziva is his biggest stress reliever.

Meanwhile, MS Dhoni is currently spending some quality time with his family after the culmination of the limited-overs series in England. There was widespread speculation about Dhoni’s retirement after the third One-day International at Headingley in Leeds.

He asked for the ball from the on-field umpire Michael Gough despite losing the match which ignited the speculations.

However, MS Dhoni finally cleared the air revealing his intentions behind the act. He said he took the ball to show it to India’s bowling coach Bharat Arun.

We should try to focus on and complete our work. I wanted to know that why the ball didn’t reverse swing. Consequently, I asked for the ball from the umpire to show it our bowling coach, Bharat Arun,” ABP (Wah Cricket) quoted Dhoni saying.

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MS Dhoni opened up on his intentions for taking the ball. Credits: Getty

However, Dhoni has attracted a lot of criticism for his slow innings and not meeting the expectations. However, speaking what keep him away from the stress, “Captain Cool’ admitted spending him with Ziva helps him to get freshen up.

It’s good to have someone like her around. She’s a live-wire. From the time she wakes up in the morning, she’s always on the move. She’s very careful about what she does, so we are not worried that she may get hurt herself. It feels good to have her around as she eases the stress,” Dhoni said.

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Ziva gets more importance than me, says MS Dhoni. Twitter

Ziva gets more importance than me

Interestingly, MS Dhoni revealed that wherever he goes nowadays, people tend to ask more about her than him. He also noted that she has a character of her own.

She’s hardly three-and-a-half but she has her own character. Wherever I go, people ask me, ‘where is Ziva’ or ‘what is she doing’. I am nowhere in the scene,” MS Dhoni concluded.


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