MS Dhoni can play, take sabbatical or even retire when his time comes, but he will always be remembered by his fans for his contribution to the game. Dhoni made a big name for himself by making the country proud with his achievements after coming from the cricketing backwaters of Ranchi.
The 2011 World Cup winning captain has achieved immense success as a player and also grew up to be one of the most successful captains and achieved almost everything the ICC tournaments had to offer. Besides all his achievements, his helicopter shot also has its own fanbase as even all-rounder like Rashid Khan and Hardik Pandya have tried to pulled it off in various competitions or tournaments.
And if that was not enough, a seven-year-old girl Pari Sharma imitated his trademark shot and the video is going viral on social media. Commentators Aakash Chopra and Sanjay Manjrekar also saw the video and acknowledged it.
I see now helicopter shot being actually practiced. Along with collecting the ball very close to the stumps as keeper, this is another cricketing technique Dhoni has popularised as great options for budding cricketers. https://t.co/vJcurZyyFh
— Sanjay Manjrekar (@sanjaymanjrekar) August 13, 2020
As far as the man himself is concerned, he had begun preparations for IPL 2020 in a month advance. However, the novel coronavirus pandemic situation, disrupted the scenes with the IPL 2020 now set to get underway in September in UAE.
All eyes will be on Dhoni as he will be making a comeback in competitive cricket after 2019 World Cup. At the quadrennial he had come under scrutiny for his poor strike rate. However, this will be an opportunity for the CSK captain to hit back the purple patch.
All the success has made him one of the most influential person on the cricketing circuit but he was not the same when he was first introduced to the national team. Besides that, MS Dhoni has also been the go-to man for his teammates whenever he is on the field.