The news of Sushant Singh Rajput’s demise via alleged suicide has affected not only the Indian cricketers but also the overseas ones. Former Australian all-rounder Shane Watson is the first foreign cricketer to come forward and express his shock towards the same. The late actor’s portrayal of MS Dhoni in his biopic, released back in 2016 garnered him plenty of praises.
The news broke on Sunday afternoon when Sushant Singh Rajput’s body was discovered in his apartment in Bandra, Mumbai. The cause of the suicide is believed to be depression as he struggled with a lot of financial crisis. Nevertheless, the CBI is investigating the same, and new stories might unfold in the coming few days.
Meanwhile, Shane Watson expressed his grief by taking to his official Twitter handle in which it said that the news still seems very unbelievable. Watson recalled the movie “MS Dhoni – the Untold Story” and claimed that at times it was challenging to differentiate between the MS Dhoni and Sushant Singh. Since 2018, the Queensland-born has plied his trade for Chennai Super Kings (CSK) in IPL under Mahendra Singh Dhoni.
I can’t stop thinking about #sushantsinghrajput. It is just so tragic!!! In The Untold Story, at times you forgot whether it was Sushant or MSD. Amazing portrayal and now the world is much poorer with him not here in it. #gonetoosoon pic.twitter.com/pFYz4cD9jK
— Shane Watson (@ShaneRWatson33) June 15, 2020
Sushant Singh Rajput was such a gentle boy: Keshav Banerjee
Dhoni’s childhood coach, Keshav Banerjee, remembered him by admitting that he was a very gentleman and quite well-behaved. Banerjee further said that the duo had a good chat when Sushant Singh Rajput came to Ranchi, wherein the Bollywood superstar requested him to teach the Helicopter shot.
“He was such a gentle boy. He was so well behaved and I today as I watch news channels, I cannot believe it. I remember when he came to Ranchi. We had a long chat. I was there. Mahi’s friends were there. He always used to tell me, ‘dada Dhoni ka helicopter shot sikha do na.” Banerjee said as quoted by IANS.